York Art Gallery

Curator’s Choice- The Triumph of Pan – Wed 18 Sep 2019

Date: Wednesday 18 September 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Nina Cahill McCrindle Curatorial Fellow of Paintings 1600 – 1800

Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan is one of the National Gallery’s most significant works and 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 Pam, the god of woods and fields. Curatorial Fellow of Paintings 1600-1800 Nina Cahill will be joining us from the National Gallery to discuss the painting and answer questions afterwards.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Art for Wellbeing (16+ only) – Sun 6 Oct 2019

Date: Sunday 6 October 2019, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Informal practical sessions for adults (16+ only), just drop-in and release your creative energy, in the company of others and with gentle guidance on hand. This is an inclusive session, suitable for all abilities.

Art for Wellbeing is held monthly throughout the year except in August.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Christopher Cook : An Artists talk – Sat 12 Oct 2019

Date: Saturday 12 October 2019, 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Christopher Cook is an artist and writer based in Devon. He has been commissioned to produce new work in response to the still-life paintings in York Art Gallery’s collection, which are featured in the exhibition Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond. Join him on Gallery alongside his work as he discusses his working practise, methods and inspiration.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Curator’s Choice- St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child – Wed 16 Oct 2019

Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Dr Beatrice Bertram will deliver a talk on the Dieric Bouts-workshop painting St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child (late 15th century), on loan from the Bowes Museum. This major work was the inspiration behind the exhibition Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond, which explores how artists have created images from the northern Renaissance to the present day, and how they project conceptions of their practices back out to the world.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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The Sculpture of Michael Lyons: A Painter’s View – Fri 18 Oct 2019

Date: Friday 18 October 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

David Sweet was a friend and colleague of Michael Lyons’ for many years, visiting his studio and exhibitions many times over that period. He also has written extensively on the work for journal articles, catalogues and reviews. The talk will trace Lyons’ sculptural journey, exploring the major issues in his work and its relationship with the wider cultural context of late 20th Century British art.

The talk will highlight the value of Michael’s artistic achievement and the importance of his contribution to the practice of sculpture, a pursuit to which he devoted his life.

This event is free with your gallery admission. but please book via our Eventbrite here. 

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Make a Masterpiece – Sat 26 Oct 2019

Dates: Saturday 26 October 2019–Tuesday 26 November 2019, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Family Friendly drop in activities based on the exhibition, Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond

Please note the event starts at 10:30 am- 1 pm and 2 pm- 4 pm.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Make a Masterpiece – Sun 27 Oct 2019

Date: Sunday 27 October 2019, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Family Friendly drop in activities based on the exhibition, Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond

Please note the event starts at 10:30 am- 1 pm and 2 pm- 4 pm.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Make a Masterpiece – Sat 2 Nov 2019

Date: Saturday 2 November 2019, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Family Friendly drop in activities based on the exhibition, Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond.

Please note the event starts at 10:30 am- 1 pm and 2 pm- 4 pm.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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