Making a Masterpiece: Reza Aramesh’s Action 125

I’m often asked how pieces of sculpture in the Fitzwilliam Museum were made, and so here’s an exclusive, step-by-step guide as to how Action 125: Tikrit city, Iraq. Monday, April 14, 2003 came into being. I’ve chosen to focus on this visually stunning piece of polychrome wood sculpture because we’ve just purchased unique version 3/3, the last of the three… Read full article

Powerful, Provocative & Profound: Sensual/Virtual Sculpture at The Fitz

As a curator, I want to make visitors stop in their tracks, look, think, and engage. I want to confront, critique, and challenge. High ideals for sure but great art is powerful, provocative and profound, and has the ability, especially when mediated through careful curation, to transcend and transform. Sensual/Virtual: Two Coloured Sculptures juxtaposes two masterpieces of carved and painted… Read full article

Working with Rowan on Feast & Fast

Hello! I’m Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum, and co-curator of the exhibition Feast & Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, 1500-1800, together with Melissa Calaresu, a cultural historian based at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. This blog records my richly rewarding collaboration with Rowan (the Cambridge-based charity and arts centre supporting adults with learning… Read full article