York St Mary's

York St Mary's
North Yorkshire






01904 687687

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York St Mary's
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York St. Mary's is a contemporary arts venue housed in a beautiful medieval church which opens every summer.

Each year, York Museums Trust commissions an artist to create a site specific installation within this unique space. The artists find inspiration within the walls of the atmospheric building and their work transforms it anew each summer.

The church itself, which was deconsecrated in 1958, could date back as far as 1020, but the bulk of the building dates to the early 13th century, with 14th and 15th century modifications. It has the tallest steeple in York at 47 metres high.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Sacred space

Opening hours

Open daily 4th July - 2nd November 2014

10am - 5pm

Admission charges

Free admission

Collection details

Fine Art

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York St Mary's

The Madsen Commissions

  • 4 July — 2 November 2014 *on now

An exhibition by contemporary artists inspired by and responding to the collections of Peter Emil Madsen, the generous benefactor who donated more than £2 million to the £8 million development of York Art Gallery.

Madsen gave the gallery full control of his extensive and eclectic collection of fine art, books, prints and small sculpture, with several items being acquisitioned into the gallery's collection. Other works were sold to allow new art to be commissioned. This will respond to, investigate and develop the values and cultural interpretation of the remaining works which had great meaning to their owner.

The Madsen Commissions will be shown in the historic space of York St Mary's, exploring the themes of inheritance and the personal value we place on art and objects.

York Art Gallery will reopen in Spring 2015, for more information go to www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Free entry.