Current exhibitions at York Art Gallery

The Lumber Room: Unimagined Treasures

Mark Hearld has selected objects from the York Museums Trust’s stores and displayed them alongside his own artworks in this eclectic and fascinating display inspired by the short story The Lumber Room by Saki. 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.


The Project Gallery

Our free gallery space hosts changing exhibitions created in partnership with external artists, organisations and community groups. The current exhibition is ALIVE: Art Between Life and Science created with the University of York. Find out more.


Foundation Myths

Foundation Myths is a new commission by Ordinary Architecture produced especially for the new Artists Garden behind York Art Gallery. The installation draws on the rich history of the site and its many uses over the centuries. Find out more.