Exhibitions at York Art Gallery

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.

The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour

13 July – 22 September 2019

York Art Gallery are excited to be displaying The Triumph of Pan by Nicolas Poussin, one of the most important and influential painters of the 17th century. Find out more.

Image credit: NG6477: Nicolas Poussin The Triumph of Pan, 1636; Oil on canvas, 135.9 x 146 cm: Bought with contributions from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund, 1982 © The National Gallery, London

Sounds Like Her

13 July – 15 September 2019

Sounds Like Her is a touring exhibition produced by New Art Exchange (NAE).

It brings together seven women artists, including Sonia Boyce OBE RA, from diverse backgrounds each exploring sound as a medium or subject matter in innovative ways. Find out more.

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.