York Art Gallery
York Art Gallery is currently closed as a major redevelopment takes place and will reopen on Yorkshire Day, August 1, 2015.
The redevelopment will increase the gallery's display space by 60 per cent by creating a new first-floor gallery in the space above the Main Gallery on the ground floor, and expanding into the rooms next door to the gallery, formerly occupied by the City Archives.
The 'new' gallery will then have three exhibition galleries on the ground floor, capable of hosting major national and international exhibitions, and four on the first floor, two of which will showcase CoCA, the new Centre of Ceramic Art.
A new entrance to the gallery will be created at the back of the building, leading down from the new first floor gallery into a newly-opened up section of York Museum Gardens, which will be developed into a public green space for fun and outdoor learning.
Other developments will include a new expanded cafe, a new lift, new toilets, new shop, a new collection store and an improved Studio space for learning.
York Art Gallery is currently closed for redevelopment and will be reopening on Yorkshire Day, August 1 2015. Please check our website for our latest updates.
York Art Gallery is currently closed for redevelopment and will be reopening on Yorkshire Day, August 1, 2015. Please check our website for our latest updates.
The entire collections of York Art Gallery are Designated Collections of national importance.
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
York Art Gallery Torchlit Tours
- 30 October 2015 5:30-8pm
A very special evening tour of York Art Gallery as part of Museums at Night. Uncover the Gallery’s secrets by torchlight.
5.30pm -6.30pm and 7pm-8pm
£5 per person, gallery admission included in ticket price.
Tickets are limited and booking is essential.
To book a place call York Museums Trust on 0194 697979.
- Any age
£5 per person
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.
York Art Gallery