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Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years

Major new exhibition – 28 May – 5 September 2021 A major new exhibition featuring the earliest works and “lost pots” of one of Britain’s most well known artists is coming to York next summer. Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years will be showcased from 28 May to 5 September  2021 at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery. The …

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York Art Gallery reopens for Yorkshire Day

Gallery trials new way of opening following impact of COVID-19 York Art Gallery is inviting people to visit for free when it reopens its doors on August 1. The charity York Museums Trust, which runs the gallery, hope that by removing admission charges there will be a higher number and increased diversity of visitors who will …

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Re-opening statement – York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum

We’re excited to announce that York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum will reopen on August 1. The Yorkshire Museum will remain closed for the time being  to allow us to focus on putting in place our plans to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors at the gallery and castle museum. Details of …

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Black Lives Matter – A Statement

York Museums Trust stands in solidarity and in defiance against the systemic racism infecting and destroying communities and lives. We have watched the tragic events in Minneapolis and across the United States unfold with great sadness and horror. Racism has devastating consequences for life and dignity, and it affects black lives in the U.K.  …

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All YMT attractions are currently closed in line with the Government advice on Coronavirus.

During the coronavirus crisis, York Museums Trust is continuing to follow government advice and the safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors are of the utmost importance. In line with the latest guidelines, from tomorrow, 18th March 2020, York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum will be closed until further notice. …

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Family Fun at York Museums Trust this February and March

Family Fun at York Museums Trust this February and March

We have a wide range of events happening at all our sites including York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and York Art Gallery throughout February and March! See them all below. If you want entry into all sites, why not buy a YMT card that gives you access to all three sites for a whole year! …

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Upcoming exhibition – Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named It Once

York Art Gallery presents Miller’s largest solo exhibition to date 14 Feb – 31 May 2020   Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named It Once will feature some of Miller’s best-known works alongside new paintings created especially for the exhibition. These include his renowned ‘Penguin Book Covers’, inspired by the dust jackets of volumes from the 1950 …

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Gillian Lowndes: At the Edge

Opening 23 November 2019 See the ground-breaking works of Gillian Lowndes (1936-2010), the most radical ceramicist of the twentieth century, in the new exhibition Gillian Lowndes: On the Edge, showcased in the Centre of Ceramic Arts (CoCA) at York Art Gallery. From the 1970s onwards, artist Gillian Lowndes was at the forefront of a new style of …

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Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond (1450-2020)

The imagination, science and sublime skill behind the creation of an iconic artwork will be the focus of a major new exhibition at York Art Gallery this October. The exhibition takes its inspiration from an important late fifteenth-century painting by the Dieric Bouts workshop, Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child, on loan from The …

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