Exhibitions — Index
21st October – 24th January 2021
A triptych of installations under the banner of Human Nature come together as the ambitious centrepiece of York Mediale 2020. Jointly curated by York Mediale and York Museums Trust, visitors will discover how the human body is hardwired, synchronised and inextricably linked to nature. Find out more here.
Aesthetica Art Prize 2020
March 2020 – February 2021
The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of works that redefine the parameters of contemporary art. The annual prize, now in its 13th year, provides a platform for both established and emerging practitioners from across the world, supporting and enhancing their careers through £6000 prize money, exhibition, publication and talent development. Find out more here.
Gillian Lowndes: At The Edge
November 2019 – October 2020
See the ground-breaking works of Gillian Lowndes (1936-2010), the most radical ceramicist of the twentieth century, in the new exhibition Gillian Lowndes: On the Edge, showcased in the Centre of Ceramic Arts (CoCA) at York Art Gallery. Find out more here
Michael Lyons: Ancient and Modern
25 May 2019 – Summer 2020
Large scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Lyons displayed in a major new outside exhibition in York. Find out more.
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.
- Trustee of York Museums Trust included in the Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet
- New paintings by prominent British artists acquired by York Art Gallery
- Former director of the National Railway Museum and London Transport Museum joins York Museums Trust Board of Trustees
- Major Digital Arts Exhibition Human Nature to run until May 9 2021
- A statement addressing new national restrictions