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New Exhibition: Coast to Coast

This summer, explore the coastal landscapes, crashing ocean waves and hidden mermaids in a special exhibition revealing our close relationship with the sea. Coast to Coast takes you on a voyage through the history of sea paintings from the Dutch Golden Age spanning the 17th century, through 18th century Romantic paintings with stormy settings and …

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Low Sensory Experiences

We know that our museum can be loud and busy at times, we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects and smells so it’s a less overwhelming environment for our visitors. You’ll still be able to visit all the galleries, but there will be no dark areas …

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York Museums Trust’s Open Weekend

York residents are invited to visit three of York’s most popular attractions for free this weekend. York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum are all free to York residents over the weekend of June 29 and 30. Visitors to York Castle Museum’s new exhibition The Museum of Broken Relationships can see objects …

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National Gallery masterpiece features in a major new exhibition

Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan, one of the National Gallery’s most significant works, will be the centrepiece of a new exhibition at York Art Gallery this summer. The work depicts a mythical celebration of nymphs and satyrs revelling before a statue of Pan, Greek god of the wild. Works from York Art …

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Sounds Like Her – A new exhibition exploring Gender, Sound Art and Sonic Cultures

  Women artists including Ain Bailey, Sonia Boyce OBE RA and Christine Sun Kim explore sound as a medium and subject matter through immersive installation, painting, print, drawing and video Curated by Christine Eyene, with New Art Exchange, and featuring artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, the exhibition broadens existing approaches to sound art The exhibition …

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New Exhibition Celebrates the Life and Work of Internationally Acclaimed Sculptor from Yorkshire

3 May 2019 Large scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Lyons will be displayed in a major new outside exhibition in York this spring. Ancient and Modern will include nine sculptures inspired by nature, myth and ancient cultures. Lyons, who died suddenly in April 2019, worked from Cawood, North Yorkshire, with this the first major exhibition of …

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Internationally Acclaimed Sculptor Displays Work in Major Outdoor Exhibition

3 April 2019 Large scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Lyons will be displayed in a major new outside exhibition in York this spring. Ancient and Modern will include nine sculptures inspired by nature, myth and ancient cultures. Based in nearby Cawood, this is Lyons’ first major exhibition in York. They will be displayed in the …

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New Café to Open at York Art Gallery

11 March 2019 The owners of a highly regarded restaurant and café in Helmsley will bring their unique blend of freshly prepared food and great coffee to York Art Gallery. ‘Sketch’ at York Art Gallery is the latest venture by Maria Rodriguez and Philip Veal who established Origin in 2017 to rave reviews. The café will serve a …

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New Chair of Trustees Appointed at York Museums Trust

21 February 2019 An expert in large scale strategic property and regeneration projects has been named the new Chair of the Trustees for York Museums Trust (YMT). James Grierson, from York, has been a member and Vice Chair of the Trustees since 2014. A qualified chartered surveyor, James was a partner and executive board member of the UK’ …

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Future Greats: Aesthetica Art Prize 2019

19 February 2019 The Aesthetica Art Prize returns with 18 shortlisted artists whose works explore themes of disconnection in today’s world, inviting audiences to discover and engage with new ideas. The 2019 edition (8 March – 14 July, York Art Gallery) covers a range of themes from technology, urbanisation and digitisation to population growth and ecological destruction and climate change. The …

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