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National Gallery’s National Treasures Monet in York: ‘The Water-Lily Pond’ (1899) 10 May – 8 September 2024

Supported by Monet’s ‘The Water–Lily Pond’ will be the central feature of a major new exhibition at York Art Gallery to mark the 200th anniversary of the National Gallery on 10 May 2024. NG4240  Claude Monet, 1840 – 1926, The Water-Lily Pond, 1899 © The National Gallery, London York Art Gallery is one of twelve partners participating in National Treasures …

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Annual Aesthetica Art Prize Returns to York Art Gallery 

20 artists break the boundaries of genre and medium in a dynamic exhibition at the cutting edge of contemporary art   16 February – 21 April 2024          York Art Gallery will host the Aesthetica Art Prize for the twelfth year this February. The exhibition will feature the work of 20 artists covering a vast range of media, from drawing to large-scale sculpture …

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York Art Gallery welcomes loan of Grayson Perry’s Entrance to the Forest           

 York Art Gallery will host a pair of vases by artist Grayson Perry on a generous long-term loan from the Thimblestitch and Bramble Collection. We are thrilled to be able to share these beautiful objects with our visitors. York Art Gallery is home to the Centre for Ceramic Art, which holds the largest collection of …

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New Exhibition ‘Drawing attention: emerging artists in dialogue’, opening this October.

Date: 5 October 2023 A British Museum touring exhibition ‘Drawing attention: emerging artists in dialogue’ to open at York Art Gallery this October as part of a new Season of Drawing. Visitors will be able to discover some of the most compelling up-and-coming names in the field of contemporary drawing, displayed alongside works by celebrated artists within …

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New exhibition ‘Bloom’ to open at York Art Gallery this June

DATE: 30 May 2023 Exploring the importance of nature for enjoyment, creativity and wellbeing. Flowers, plant life and gardens have fascinated and inspired generations of artists. York Art Gallery’s upcoming exhibition ‘Bloom’ will bring together more than 100 botanical artworks from its collection, alongside key loans, to explore the importance of nature and green spaces for enjoyment, …

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York Art Gallery celebrates women ceramicists in new ‘Wall of Women’ display

DATE: 7 March 2023 York Art Gallery celebrates artists who are women in an exciting new ceramics display, ‘Wall of Women’, in the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA). Launching on International Women’s Day (8 March 2023), which this year has the theme #EmbraceEquality, the ‘Wall of Women’ is free to visit and highlights the innovation and creativity of …

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The 2023 Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition returns to York Art Gallery between 24 March and 4 June 2023

DATE: 23 Feb 2023 The Aesthetica Art Prize 2023 exhibition brings together 21 talented artists in a show that offers creativity as a form of expression, with projects spanning the boundaries of genre – from painting, photography and sculpture to installation, mixed-media and video. These works survey the ethics of representation, mass digitisation, globalisation, diaspora and the fragility of our …

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York Art Gallery to host National Gallery’s Monet Masterpiece

DATE: 6 Feb 2023 York Art Gallery will be hosting The Water-Lily Pond (1899) by Claude Monet (1840-1926) from May 2024 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the National Gallery. The National Gallery has announced the partner venues taking part in National Treasures, 12 displays of loaned paintings all opening on May 10 2024, the 200th birthday of the National Gallery. National …

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An exciting exhibition spotlighting famous rebels in children’s literature set to open at York Art Gallery next month!

Date 12 Jan 2023 York Art Gallery Exhibition Announcement ‘Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels’ 10 February – 4 June 2023 York Art Gallery set to open an exhibition on tour from the British Library, starring some of the most memorable characters from children’s literature. An exciting exhibition spotlighting famous rebels in children’s literature is set to open …

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York Art Gallery celebrates acquisition of works by Yorkshire-based artist, Sam Metz

19 January 2023 York Art Gallery is thrilled to have acquired two works by Yorkshire-based artist Sam Metz: a wooden sculpture titled Stone and a pencil drawing study for the sculpture. The artist was granted a bursary through Unlimited to produce these works. Metz works across drawing, sculpture, performance and installation and aims to capture the unpredictable …

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