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Please note the house will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks from 14 March 2024

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Open: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm

We are closed on Bank Holiday Mondays

Please note the house will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks from 14 March 2024

Exhibition

A Place to See Art

17 October - 30 October 2016 at Old Divinity School, St John's College

This display of posters and material from the Kettle’s Yard archives celebrates the history and diversity of exhibitions that have taken place at Kettle’s Yard since the opening of the temporary gallery space in 1970. In keeping with the Cambridge Festival of Ideas ethos, past Kettle’s Yard curators have been asked to choose an exhibition to be included in the display and provide insights into the inception of the exhibitions and the curatorial processes that followed.

Curated by Kyle Percy with Mavis Wong, Kettle’s Yard

This event has passed. FREE, come along

Celebrating 50 years as part of the University of Cambridge 1966-2016

See the work of 25 artists from the Kettle’s Yard Collection in nine places and spaces across Cambridge.

We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jim Ede’s gift of Kettle’s Yard to the University of Cambridge. Jim Ede, a writer and former curator at the Tate, created and opened Kettle’s Yard in 1957. In November 1966 Kettle’s Yard became a University of Cambridge museum. We are delighted to be working with old and new friends, in the university and city, who have generously collaborated with us to make exhibitions and displays.

Reflecting our support for contemporary artists, Lucy Steggals and Jesse Wine are creating new installations at the Museum of Cambridge and Arbury Community Centre.

The exhibitions are accompanied by a lively programme of events across many of the venues, including an anniversary lecture and free talks by students from the University of Cambridge’s History of Art Department.

All the exhibitions are free and no booking necessary unless stated otherwise. Find out more about the exhibitions using the links on the left.