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Winners Announced for the Aesthetica Art Prize Awards 2014

Dated: 08/04/2014

German artist Sybille Neumeyer was announced as the winner of the Main Prize for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 at the exhibition preview on 3 April. Read more

The Aesthetica Art Prize: A Dynamic and Must See Exhibition

Dated: 17/03/2014

The Aesthetica Art Prize returns this spring with new and inspiring artworks that discuss some of the most poignant issues of our times. Critically acclaimed by the art world and loved by visitors in 2013, the Aesthetica Art Prize is set to become one of the key events in the UK for engaging with new talent.  Read more

Major redevelopment begins

Major redevelopment begins

Reopening 2015

We're now closed for building work and will reopen with more galleries, bigger gardens and a new Centre for British Studio Ceramics Read more

Pop-up Gallery

Pop-up Gallery

26 October - 3 November

Students from York College have taken the roles of curators, artistic directors and marketing professionals to produce a pop-up exhibition of art, language and performance in York city centre Read more

Friends of York Art Gallery

The Friends of York Art Gallery play an active part in supporting our organisation. New members are always welcome and can take part in talks, teaching, trips and social events, as well as receiving exclusive invitations to private views. Click here to visit the Friends' website.

Image: John White Abbott, The Minster at York from the City Walls, 1791
Acquired with the help of a grant from the Friends of York Art Gallery, 1987

What our Visitors Think

'This gallery really is just cool. The combination of style is perfect and all the kids' activities are great. It makes it a lot more fun and accessible, say than the Louvre."


"I was most impressed by the collection, the inclusion of contemporary with historical and the high quality educational bits were great. It made the visit a pleasure for adults and children thank you."

Visitors to York Art Gallery