Free as a bird: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s, First Flight (2015)

The sepia tone of the printing ink used in First Flight, a set of ten etchings of male heads (recently acquired with the invaluable help of The Friends of the Fitzwilliam), brings to mind the rich warmth of an old master drawing or an old photograph. Disparate references and associations are common in Yiadom-Boakye’s work and such diversity – created in… Read full article

What’s New? Recent additions to the Department of Paintings, Drawings and Prints at the Fitzwilliam

One of the many exciting and interesting aspects of being a museum curator is the opportunity to enhance and develop the collections by acquiring new works of art. You may have heard about the Fitzwilliam Museum’s intriguing recent acquisition of Jean-Léon Gérôme’s (1824-1904) striking portrait of his brother Claude-Armand, painted around 1848, which involved a significant public fundraising campaign; but… Read full article