A thought-provoking work by a highly regarded Iraqi artist has been acquired by York Art Gallery.

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New Work Which Explores War, Memory and Loss Acquired by York Art Gallery

11 February 2019 A thought-provoking work by highly regarded Iraqi artist Mohammed Sami has recently been acquired by York Art Gallery. British, American Scarecrow (2017) – which featured in the Gallery’s exhibition The Sea is the Limit exhibition last summer – depicts a scarecrow draped in the colours of Britain and the United States against a backdrop of destruction …

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‘The Triumph of Pan’ by Nicolas Poussin – Schools Challenge

30 January 2019 York school pupils are invited to take inspiration from ‘The Triumph of Pan’ by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) to create their own works of art with the winning works to go on display at York Art Gallery. As part of the National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2019, this nationally significant and celebrated painting will go on display …

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Visit York Museums Trust sites for Free This York Residents Festival

23 January 2019 Surround yourself in sounds that inspire Kaiser Chiefs, bump into the BFG, feed a virtual dinosaur or marvel at the shoes of Vivienne Westwood – all free for York residents this weekend. As part of the city’s annual York Residents Festival, York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum are free to …

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Come and Enjoy Dance in an Exhibition of Sound

22 January 2019 Dancers will showcase unique performances and offer families the chance to join special workshops in response to Kaiser Chief’s major new exhibition at York Art Gallery next month. York Dance Space will be performing throughout the day on February 23 and 24 in the exhibition When All Is Quiet, Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York …

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York Museums Trust Granted Subject Specialist Networks Project Funding

13 December 2018 York Museums Trust have been given Subject Specialist Networks Project Funding to support and strengthen their Contemporary Studio Ceramics Subject Specialist Network. The £78,025 funding will enable the Ceramics Subject Specialist Network (SSN) to carry out new activity that will benefit curators of public collections in growing knowledge and skills. The SSN was established in 2012 …

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Free Entry to York Art Gallery with a National Lottery Ticket

4 December 2018 From 8-9 December 2018, York Art Gallery are opening their doors for free to National Lottery players. The gallery is one of hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the UK saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket. The idea is simple: any visitor who …

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Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan Travelling the UK in 2019

8 November 2018 Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan, a much-loved work from the National Gallery’s Collection, is travelling the UK in 2019. The three venues for the National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2019 are Victoria Art Gallery, Bath; York Art Gallery; and Auckland Castle, part of The Auckland Project, County Durham. Over a period of one year …

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Janet Cardiff’s The Forty Part Motet to Feature in New Exhibition at York Art Gallery

23 October 2018 The sound of a 40 part choir singing in harmony through 40 individual speakers is one of the major works which will feature in an upcoming exhibition at York Art Gallery this winter, co-curated by the band Kaiser Chiefs. Janet Cardiff’s evocative “The Forty Part Motet” allows people to walk through an oval of speakers …

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Major Exhibition Marking 200th Birthday of Art and Social Critic John Ruskin to go on Display

23 October 2018 Our relationship with the environment and questions about mental health will be explored through the watercolours and drawings of two of the most celebrated artists of the 19th Century, in a major new exhibition at York Art Gallery in March 2019. To celebrate Ruskin’s 200th birthday, Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud: Watercolours and …

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YMT Exclusive – Win Tickets to the VIP Launch of ‘When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery’

Exclusive Competition for YMT Card holders! WIN one of four pairs of tickets to the VIP launch of When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery We’re giving YMT Card holders who pay or agree to renew by Direct Debit the chance to WIN one of four pairs of tickets …

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