York Art Gallery

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New commissions, Old Masters and more than 2000 ceramic works can be found
at the multi award-winning York Art Gallery. Spot the Picasso, David Hockney, L.S
Lowry and Grayson Perry and see the largest collection of British Studio Ceramics
in the world in the Centre of Ceramic Art. With a changing exhibitions programme
and a range of events, there is always something new and exciting to see and do.
New for 2019: When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art
Gallery (Until 10 March), Aesthetica Art Prize 2019 (8 March- 14 July), Ruskin,
Turner and the Storm Cloud: Watercolours and Drawings (29 March- 23 June)
Children Curate in the Anthony Shaw space (Opens 12 April) Sounds Like Her
(12 July- 25 August) Poussin: National Gallery Masterpiece Tour (12 July- 22
September) Lucie Rie: Ceramics and Buttons (Until 3 November) Dieric Bouts (11October 2019 -26 January 2020).

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Opening hours

Monday-Friday: 10.00am – 5pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 5pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 5pm

Closed: 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan.

Early closing: 2.30pm on 24 and 31 Dec.

Admission charges

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.

Collection details

Fine Art, Design, Decorative and Applied Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Parmigianino
  • 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
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
John Ruskin, 'The View from My Window, Mornex'

Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud: Watercolours and Drawings

  • 29 March — 23 June 2019 *on now

Through new research, it will reveal Ruskin’s response to Turner’s vision, together with his own experience of close looking at weather patterns, mountains and the built environment.

For the first time, this exhibition brings together works from York Art Gallery and partner Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, with substantial loans from national and regional collections and new commissions by contemporary artists.

The exhibition book will also explore these themes through multiple lenses, in a collection of new essays by artists, climate change scientists, art historians and curators.

The exhibition will be shown in all three Madsen galleries, and is included in the admission price to York Art Gallery.

As well as a dozen works by Turner and more than 40 by Ruskin, the exhibition will also include art by their contemporaries such as Constable, John Inchbold and Hubert Herkomer.

Contemporary artist Emma Stibbon RA, has been commissioned to create a contemporary response to the concerns raised by Ruskin. In the summer of 2018 she retraced his steps, travelling to Chamonix to draw and photograph the glaciers around Mont Blanc.

Through powerful, large-scale pencil drawings, she reflects on the effects of climate change on Alpine landscapes treasured by Ruskin and Turner. These drawings are on loan courtesy of the artist and the Alan Cristea Gallery.

After York Art Gallery, the exhibition will also be on display at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, from July 11 to October 5 2019.


Included with general admission



Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Studio Saturday


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
Exhibition Square
North Yorkshire







01904 687687

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