Kettles Yd Ho Kettles Yard Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ
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4 reviews of Kettles Yard in English
One of my favourite places to go & see art.
It is quietly surprising,like the Sir John Soanes,
but on an intimate scale. I feel so lucky to be
able to see inside the lovely house of consummate
collector/curators.Their passion for art shows in
the very personal choices & the way they are displayed;
simple stones lie next to a Hepworth - a glass
magnifies the beauty of a lily placed nearby.
A great place to go for a wander. My advice, if you live locally, is to pop in there regularly and briefly. It's not huge, but it's definitely worth a look-in. The exhibits are varied and always interesting.
What a brilliant idea if you like a clasic music or fancy something different to pop in for a lunch time concert. Usually is starts at 13.10 every Friday and lasts for under an hour. There is no entrance fee, but you can donate some money if you wish to do so. I really enjoyed my time listening to Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninov music, performed by C.Williams.
This is the former home of Tate Gallery Curator Jim Ede and consists of two cottages knocked into one house. Next to the house is a gallery which houses temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists, a small shop and an education room.
The house is particularly strong on art of the first half of the Twentieth Century and includes work by Miro, Moore and Hepworth. The Collection is laid out as Ede left it with paintings and sculptures viewed without explanatory panels alongside furniture and a small library of art books which visitors are free to browse through or sit at the table and read. There is a homely feel to this place which sets it apart from other art collections.
You will need to ring the bell by the door to be admitted by the volunteers who run this House now owned by the University.
Open each afternoon except Mondays. Free. Well worth a visit if you have a free hour in Cambridge.
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