Kettle’s Yard House & Gallery

Currently closed until 10 February 2018.

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29 October 2016 – 8 January 2017, Saturday & Sunday 2.30-5pm

Kettle’s Yard in New Places and Spaces – Celebrating 50 years as part of the University of Cambridge 

Reimagining the City brings together works from the Kettles Yard Collection that capture artists’ interpretations of the city. It includes paintings, prints and drawings depicting both real and imaginary cities that span several decades. Works include two sketchbooks by French-born artist Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915) that document his visits to Paris and Nuremberg in the early 1900s. Also included are four prints from Swiss-born artist Dieter Roth’s (1930-1998) German Cities series, which are derived from the vast number of post cards that Roth collected of cities in Germany in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

As well as artworks by other modern British artists such as Christopher Wood and Ben Nicholson, the exhibition contains an example of the glassware that Jim Ede collected that is usually displayed in the Kettle’s Yard house. This provides an imaginative interpretation of the city through the eyes of Ede, after he described it as appearing to him to be like ‘a golden city’.

Curated by Kyle Percy, Kettle’s Yard

NB the exhibition is closed on the following dates: Saturday 26 November, 24/25 December and 31 December 2016 – 1 January 2017.

There is a plan of the college here, please also ask the porters for directions.

Exploring the Display: Free Talks

In Focus – Christopher Wood, by Lily Spicer

7 November, 12.30pm

Location: The Combination Room, Wolfson College. Situated on the first floor of the building, above the Porter’s Lodge.

Join Lily Spicer for an introduction to the works of Christopher Wood, exploring key works from the Reimagining the City display.

In Focus – Mario Sironi, by Anna McGee

28 November, 12.30pm

Location: The Combination Room, Wolfson College. Situated on the first floor of the building, above the Porter’s Lodge.

Come and explore some of the key works by Mario Sironi in the Kettle’s Yard collection, and discover this artist’s connections with Italian Fascism, Futurism and Metaphysical Art.