Thursday, 29 August 2013

What's on in September 2013: Art in Cambridge

My top three tips for art in September:

1.  Open Cambridge
Fabulous opportunities to visit museums, colleges and other venues.

The highlights:

•  Architecture:  Sainsbury Laboratory, Bateman St (14 Sept)
Fantastic new architecture, not normally open to the public.  I blogged about it here and here.

 More architecture:  University of Cambridge Sports Centre, Charles Babbage Rd (13 Sept)
A tour led by the architects, Arup Associates.

 College:  Parker and Taylor Libraries, Corpus Christi College (13 Sept)
Take any opportunity you can find to sneak peeks into a college.  Normally, colleges close their doors to the general public or demand entrance fees.

 Stourbridge Fair at the Leper Chapel, Newmarket Rd
One of the oldest buildings in Cambridge (12th C., older than the university).  Not normally open but here's a chance to visit!  I'll be going primarily for the architecture but the re-enacted fair could be fun (Stourbridge Fair used to be the biggest fair in Europe -- I know, amazing).

When:  Fri-Sun 13-14 Sept 2013
Book here.  (It's free!)

Plus:  Bridge the Gap charity walk on Sun, 15 Sept.  Sign up, raise money, and see a whole ton of Cambridge colleges!

2.  Jesus College Sculpture exhibition

Last chance to visit Jesus College, its wonderful grounds (a former nunnery), its mediaeval chapel and its contemporary sculpture set among bushes and turrets.

Combine seeing the 'Sculpture in the Close' display (ends late Sept) and the permanent sculpture collection (not open to the public after Sept).

Ends:  22 Sept 2013
Where:  Jesus College, Jesus Lane

3.  Chloe Leaper at the Drawing Cube

People have been able to follow this project for a few weeks but it will be finished on 7 September.  I had a peek through the window:  mysterious scribbles all over the walls, controlled and geometric; also a delicate scaffolding of wood -- all very promising!

When:  7-15 Sept 2013
Where:  Drawing Cube, 9 Norfolk St (next to CB2)

Related posts:
What's on in August (a lot of this continues into September)

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