York Art Gallery

23 June – 31 December, 2012

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

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

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

This exhibition was part of the York Festival of Ideas, which ran from 14 – 30 June, 2012. This programme – with a theme of Metamorphoses -brought together a range of world-class speakers, exhibitions, performances and a host of stimulating and interactive experiences.