York Art Gallery
New commissions, Old Masters and more than 2,000 ceramic works now feature in York Art Gallery’s new displays of designated collections following the reopening on Yorkshire Day, August 1 2015.
The gallery’s collection of Italian Old Masters is displayed alongside substantial new research in The Madsen Gallery (previously called the Main Gallery). This is complimented by loans from major public collections.
An exhibition curated and created by Mark Hearld is on display in the Upper North Gallery, while works by David Hockney, Stanley Spencer, Paul Nash and L.S Lowry will feature in the Burton Gallery.
The launch of the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) now showcases more than 2,000 works including a 17 metre long Wall of Pots which will be displayed by colour to create a rainbow effect. There is also a major new commission by renowned ceramist Clare Twomey.
Monday-Friday: 10.00am – 5pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 6pm
Sunday: 11.00am – 4pm
Closed: 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan.
Early closing: 2.30pm on 24 and 31 Dec.
YMT Card Holder: FREE
Adult (with 10% Gift Aid Donation): £7.50
Adult (without donation): £6.81
Child (16 and under): FREE with a paying adult
Access Day Ticket: £4.00
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
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
- 25 March — 4 September 2016 *on now
IWM London’s Truth and Memory is a major retrospective that comprises over 60 works and features some of the most iconic images to emerge from the First World War, including paintings by Paul Nash, Percy Wyndham Lewis, CRW Nevinson, Stanley Spencer and William Orpen.
The exhibition assesses both the immediate impact and legacy of British art of the First World War. Comprised predominantly of works from IWM’s Art Collection, the exhibition shows how artists of all ages, traditions and backgrounds, strived to represent the unprecedented, epoch-defining events of the First World War, which ultimately helped shape the nation’s perception of the conflict and of warfare itself.
York is the only gallery other than IWM London to host the exhibition.
Monday to Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday: 10am - 6pm, Sunday: 11am - 4pm
YMT Card Holder FREE
Adult (with 10% Gift Aid Donation) £7.50
Adult (without donation) £6.81
Child (16 and under) FREE with a paying adult
Access Day Ticket * £4.00
The Battle of the Somme Film Screening
- 6 July 2016 7-8:30pm
This year, Imperial War Museums (IWM) and York Art Gallery are working together to show the UNESCO listed film The Battle of the Somme, to audiences across the world. Shot and screened in 1916, it was the first feature length documentary about war and changed the way both cinema and film was perceived by the public. In the year of its release around 20 million people, almost half the population of Britain at the time, watched The Battle of the Somme many hoping to see the image of a loved-one, or friend captured on film. One hundred years later, this unique film from IWM’s collection, is being shown to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. *
*(For more information about the First World War Centenary Partnership’s plans to commemorate the Battle of the Somme visit www.1914.org)
Free Event- please see the York Museums Trust Website for booking details
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