Current exhibitions at York Art Gallery

Ceramics from the Attenborough Collection

28 July – 5 November 2017

Highlights of the Attenborough Collection of ceramics by one of the world’s most famous artists are now on display at the Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery until 5 November 2017. Find out more.


Leisure Land Golf

3 June – 3 September 2017

Following a successful Art Happens campaign, York Art Gallery are delighted to bring Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf to the Artists Garden this summer. Find out more.


Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2017

26 May – 10 September 2017

For a fifth year, the Aesthetica Art Prize presents an exhibition of innovative works from today’s leading artists both established and emerging. Find out more.


Albert Moore: Of Beauty & Aesthetics

7 April – 1 October 2017

York Art Gallery presents the first monographic exhibition of York born artist Albert Joseph Moore since the memorial exhibition in 1894. Included is ‘A Revery’, a painting which the gallery hope to raise £3.6 million to buy. 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 next exhibition will be ‘Schools Challenge – An Alternative View of York’ from 29 April. 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.