The Human Touch

The Human Touch

The Human Touch

Making Art, Leaving Traces

The Fitzwilliam Museum
Tue 18 May 2021 - Sun 1 August 2021

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 12:00 - 17:00

Drawing on works of art spanning four thousand years and from across the globe, this exhibition explores the fundamental role of touch in human experience, and offers new ways of looking. The curators explore anatomy and skin; the relationship between the brain, hand, and creativity; touch, desire and possession; ideological touch; reverence and iconoclasm. A final section collects a range of reflections, historic and contemporary, on touch.

Curators – Elenor Ling (Paintings, Drawings and Prints) & Dr Suzanne Reynolds (Manuscripts and Printed Books)

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