More than 40 works from an American collector acquired by the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA)

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Internationally significant ceramics donated to York Art Gallery

DATE: 24 March 2021 More than 40 ceramic works, many of international significance, have been acquired by York Art Gallery’s Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA). The ceramics, which date from the 1970s to 2000s, were part of a larger selection of ceramics and fine art belonging to the late American collector Patricia Barnes. Working with the Barnes’ …

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Trustee of York Museums Trust included in the Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet

A York Museums Trust Trustee has been chosen as one of 2020’s most inspirational women who has had a significant positive contribution to the environment and sustainability of our planet. Miranda Lowe, a museum scientist as well as Principal Curator of Crustacea & Cnidaria at the National History Museum, is one of 30 women based in …

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New paintings by prominent British artists acquired by York Art Gallery

Artworks acquired from Derbyshire School Library Service             Four new works of art – including one by influential British artist Prunella Clough (1919-1999) – have recently been acquired by York Art Gallery. These paintings, by twentieth-century artists Clough, Margaret Mellis (1914-2009), Marion Grace Hocken (1922-1987) and Daphne Fedarb (1912-1992), were acquired following a successful application to the Derbyshire …

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Former director of the National Railway Museum and London Transport Museum joins York Museums Trust Board of Trustees

A former Director of the National Railway Museum and the London Transport Museum has joined York Museums Trust’s Board of Trustees. Andrew Scott CBE, who is also a Fellow of the Museums Association and a lifelong member of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, brings 25 years of experience as a museum director and further expertise from …

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Major Digital Arts Exhibition Human Nature to run until May 9 2021

A major exhibition of digital art which forms the centrepiece of York Mediale 2020 will now run until May 2021.   Human Nature opened at York Art Gallery on October 21 and was due to close on January 24 2021 but new national COVID-19 restrictions have meant the exhibition closed on Thursday (November 4) for at least a month.  However, due to …

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A statement addressing new national restrictions

A statement from York Museums Trust: “In line with the Government’s new national restrictions, York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery will be temporarily closed from 4pm on Wednesday November 4. We hope that we will be able to reopen both sites in early December but we will continue to monitor the situation in the …

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York Art Gallery and Kaiser Chiefs win national award

Exhibition wins Museums + Heritage Award for Partnership of the Year York Art Gallery’s collaboration with indie rock band band Kaiser Chiefs won a prestigious national award last night (Tuesday September 22) at a virtual ceremony. The exhibition When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery won the Partnership of the Year …

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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 this 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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