Events and Exhibitions

September 2016

RECASTING opens 5th September...
RECASTING poster image: Rihanna (c) REILLY




5th September - 15th October, 2016

RECASTING brings together works by contemporary artists who explore, embrace, or challenge the classical artistic tradition. Spanning different materials and formats – painting, sculpture, installation, video, and drawing – the exhibition takes the form of a series of interventions throughout the Cast Gallery.

Featuring Paul Allen, Matthew Darbyshire, Tom de Freston, Maggi Hambling, Paul Kindersley, Rosie O'Grady & REILLY.

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Festival of Ideas 2016

The Cambridge Festival of Ideas returns this October! Below you'll find a taster of some of the events we'll be running as part of the Festival. You can explore our full list of Festival events on our website at

Booking for all Festival events opens at 10:30am on Monday 26th September.

For the full programme of events across Cambridge, visit the Festival of Ideas website at

Pitch Perfect: The Sound of the Aulos, with Barnaby Brown

Tuesday 18th October, 6-8pm
Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery

Join us after hours to experience ancient music first hand. Grab a glass of wine and follow the sounds of the aulos as Barnaby Brown processes through our atmospheric gallery, bringing the statues to life and playing the most popular instrument of the ancient world.

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A Journey to the End of the Earth and the Bottom of the Sea

Thursday 20th October, 1:15-2pm
Room G.19, Faculty of Classics

Join Patrick James on a journey through the 'Alexander Romance', a fantastical account of the adventures of Alexander the Great, which take him from Greece, through the Middle East and Central Asia, to India and, even, to China.

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