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
- 23 September 2016 — 19 March 2017 *on now
Human and animal, alive and dead, familiar and strange; this major exhibition will explore how artists represent Flesh in their work.
Paintings by artists including, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, Circle of Rembrandt and Francis Bacon will show how the body and flesh have long been subject to intense scrutiny by artists.
These will be contrasted with contemporary works by internationally acclaimed artists Bruce Nauman, Jenny Saville and Adriana Varejeo as well as pieces by Sarah Lucas, John Coplans, Berlinde de Bruyckere and John Stezaker recently acquired by York Art Gallery through the Art Fund’s RENEW scheme.
The exhibition will raise questions about the body and ageing, race and gender, touch and texture and surface and skin.
Jointly curated with Dr Jo Applin from the University of York, the exhibition will be accompanied by a publication based on new research and a varied events programme including a symposium.
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
- 9 November 2016 1:30-3:30am
- 14 December 2016 1:30-3:30am
Develop skills and fill your sketchbooks at this regular informal drawing group.
1.30 - 3.30pm
£5 PER SESSION gallery admission applies.
Booking through Eventbrite. See York Museums Trust website for details.
£5 per session, gallery admission applies
Art for Wellbeing
- 6 November 2016 1:30-3:30am
- 4 December 2016 1:30-3:30am
Informal practical sessions for adults, just drop-in and release your creative energy, in the company of others and with gentle guidance on hand. This is an inclusive session, suitable for all abilities.
FREE gallery admission applies. No need to book (ages 16+ only).
Free with gallery admission
Sensory Tours: Ceramics
- 7 December 2016 12:30-1:15pm
Discover the CoCA displays through touch and description. Everyone over 16 welcome, especially suitable for blind or partially-sighted adults.
FREE EVENT gallery admission applies. Booking through Eventbrite. See York Museums Trust website for details.
Free, gallery admission applies
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