Exhibitions at York Art Gallery

Making a Masterpiece: Bouts & Beyond

October 11 2019 – January 26 2020

The imagination, science and sublime skill behind the creation of an iconic artwork will be the focus of the major new exhibition. Find out more.


Coast to Coast

26 July 2019 – 26 July 2020

Seascapes rose in popularity as a subject for artists around 1790 and can include anything from oceans and beaches, to coastlines and nautical scenes. Over the centuries artists have been fascinated with telling the story of our relationship with the sea and, as an island nation, with a rich maritime history, this is especially important to our past stories.


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.

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.

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