Experience the work of American contemporary artist Glenn Ligon in our landmark exhibition bringing together works by the artist alongside his unique interventions in our galleries
Experience the work of American contemporary artist Glenn Ligon in our landmark exhibition bringing together works by the artist alongside his unique interventions in our galleries.
Widely regarded as one of the most important artists working today, Ligon is best known for his text-based paintings which include the words of writers such as James Baldwin, Gertrude Stein and Zora Neale Hurston. Through these artworks, he explores the social, cultural and political constructions of race.
Alongside 15 of Ligon’s original paintings, sculptures and prints, All Over The Place presents a series of site-specific interventions curated by the artist throughout the Museum aimed at peeling back the layers of history and meaning to reveal a new perspective on our collection.
From the installation of his large-scale neon Waiting for the Barbarians (2021) in our portico entrance to the artist’s commentary of select artworks and objects from our collection, Ligon describes the exhibition as a ‘thread that winds its way through the Fitzwilliam, loose in some places, taut in others, which the visitor can choose to follow or encounter serendipitously.'
Tickets coming soon. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear.
Funded by De Ying Foundation. With additional support from The Ampersand Foundation.
Image: Detail of Untitled (I Feel Most Colored When I Am Thrown Against a Sharp White Background), 1990. Oil stick on canvas. 76.2 x 50.8 cm © Glenn Ligon; Courtesy of De Ying Foundation.
How to get there
Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RB
Sun & bank holidays 12pm-5pm
Closed Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day
How to get there
What else is on at The Fitzwilliam Museum
Paris 1924: Sport, Art and the...
National Treasures: Botticelli...
The more you see, the more we do.
The National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, while raising money to support them.