Kettles Yard, Cambridge
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Kettles Yard is the gift to Cambridge University of Jim Edes, former assistant curator of the Tate Gallery in London. Edes wanted to create a place where visitors would 'find a home and a welcome, a refuge of peace and order, of the visual arts and of music.' In this respect the House differs from an ordinary art gallery, where displays of artworks are arranged in isolation; here the house and art are sympathetically integrated.
The Gallery space hosts regular musical performances, including chamber music, student lunchtime recitals, and modern jazz. Temprary exhibitions reflect 20th century retrospective art and contemporary artwork from around the world. As well, an annual Open Exhibition showcases East England artists.
Free lunchtime lectures are also a regular feature at Kettles Yard.
About Kettles Yard
Address: Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB3 0AQ
Attraction Type: Art Gallery
Website: Kettles Yard
OS: TL446 591
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
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