York Art Gallery
York Art Gallery
York Art Gallery combines a distinguished history of displaying fine paintings and ceramics with a modern-day welcome to all through a busy calendar of exhibitions, events and outreach work.
Paintings are displayed in six areas over the two floors of the gallery and are divided into themes such as portraits and landscapes.
They span more than 600 years and range from 14th century Italian panels and 17th century Dutch masterpieces to Victorian narrative paintings and 20th century works by LS Lowry and David Hockney.
Highlights from the gallery’s outstanding collection of 20th century ceramics are also on display.
The main ground floor gallery, which was refurbished in 2005, is used to house special exhibitions. These change every few months and can be anything from a touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery to a celebration of our own ceramics collection.
Another new area is The Studio, close to the main entrance, which is used for family activities, community work and education sessions.
The entire collection of this gallery is a Designated Collection of national importance.
Open daily 10:00 - 17:00
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
The entire collections of York Art Gallery are Designated Collections of national importance.
Social History, Fine Art, Design, Decorative and Applied Art
Key artists and exhibits
- Bernado Bellotto
- Franz Snyders
- Luis Egidio Melendez
- JWM Turner
- LS Lowry
- Dame Barbara Hepworth
- David Hockney
- Sir Peter Lely
- William Hogarth
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
- Francis Cotes
- William State Murray
- Bernard Leach
- Shoji Hamada
- Michael Cardew
- Designated Collection
- 25 May 2013 — 25 January 2015 *on now
Featuring 15th century Italian paintings, sumptuous 18th century portraits by Hogarth and Allan Ramsay, Victorian masterpieces including Hogarth's Studio by EM Ward and LS Lowry's iconic view of York, this is a chance to see some of your favourites from York Art Gallery's collection as never before.
The Collection , Lincoln - 25 May - 26 August, 2013
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston - 7 September - 30 November, 2013
Huddersfield Art Gallery - 14 December 2013 - 15 March 2014
Scarborough Art Gallery - 29 March - 29 June 2014
Cannon Hall, Barnsley - 12 July - 12 October 2014
The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate - 25 October 2014 - 25 January 2015
- Any age
These drop-in sessions are designed for accompanied children and are held on the first Saturday of the month, 11.00-12.45 or 14.00-15.45, in the relaxed atmosphere of the gallery's Studio.
How to obtain
There is a small charge for materials. Contact the museum on 01904 687687 for more details.