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 …
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’ …
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.
York Art Gallery’s Teenage Art School will be receiving a visit from some very special guests.
Members of Kaiser Chiefs will be visiting on the final day (March 1) of the 4-day course to see the work that has been produced and discuss how the artwork took its inspiration from exhibition, ‘When All is …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 in February.
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 …
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 …
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 …