Attraction in Cambridge
For sixteen years, Kettle's Yard was the home of Jim Ede, a former curator at the Tate Gallery, London, and his wife, Helen. It houses Ede's collection of art, mostly of the first half of the twentieth century. The collection includes paintings by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, David Jones, Joan Mirů and many others, along with sculpture by artists including Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Constantin Brancusi, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.
Paintings and sculpture are interlaced with furniture, glass, ceramics and natural objects. Ede's vision of Kettle's Yard was of a place that was not "an art gallery or museum, nor . . . simply a collection of works of art reflecting my taste or the taste of a given period. It is, rather, a continuing way of life from these last fifty years, in which stray objects, stones, glass, pictures, sculpture, in light and in space, have been used to make manifest the underlying stability . . ."
Each afternoon (apart from Mondays) visitors can ring the bell and ask to look around.
Next door is an exhibition gallery with an international reputation for its changing programme of 20th century and contemporary exhibitions.
Months Open: All Year
House, Tues - Sun & BH Mons, 2 - 4 (1.30 - 4.30 in summer)
Gallery, Tues -Sun & BH Mons 11.30 - 5
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Please pre-book
Admission Price: Free
Gift Shop: Yes
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