York Castle Museum

Special Exhibitions

Art and Music

23 June - 31 December, 2012

York Festival of Ideas

This exhibition celebrates music and its harmonious and historic relationship with visual art.

Using paintings and objects from York Art Gallery's outstanding collections, it considers the role of music in abstract art, symbolism of music and representations of performance.

The works, spanning over 350 years of art, are by artists including Bridget Riley, Juriaan van Streek, LS Lowry, Walter Greaves, Elizabeth Fritsch and loans from contemporary artists Jayne Parker and Jon Thompson.

Every Friday and Saturday throughout August, from 1.30pm - 2pm, there will be live music playing in the gallery, thanks to local musicians.

This exhibition is part of the York Festival of Ideas, which runs from 14 - 30 June, 2012. This year's programme - with a theme of Metamorphoses -brings together a range of world-class speakers, exhibitions, performances and a host of stimulating and interactive experiences.