Exhibitions at York Art Gallery

Michael Lyons: Ancient and Modern

25 May 2019 – May 2020

Large scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Lyons  displayed in a major new outside exhibition in York. Find out more.

Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud: Watercolours and Drawings

29 March – 23 June 2019

Marking 200 years since the birth of John Ruskin, this exhibition of works by Turner, Ruskin and contemporary artists examines his ideas about environmental and social change. Find out more.

York Art Gallery, 29 March - 23 June 2019. Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud. Watercolours and Drawings.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2019

8 March – 14 July 2019

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual exhibition that invites audiences to explore, discover and engage with new ideas. Find out more.


Lucie Rie: Ceramics & Buttons

22 June 2018 – 3 November 2019

This exhibition at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) highlights a less well known area of Lucie Rie’s practice, displaying hundreds of her beautiful buttons alongside many examples of domestic wares she became celebrated for. Find out more.


Project Gallery

The Project Gallery showcases work with local communities and contemporary artists responding to our collections. Find out more.


Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA)

CoCA highlights and celebrates our collection of British Studio Ceramics, which is the largest and amongst the most important in the UK and covers the entire British studio ceramics movement. Find out more.


The Burton Gallery

This spacious gallery features some of our favourite pieces from the collection including Italian, Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings as well as contemporary artworks, with opportunities for visitors to draw, learn and share. Find out more.