Previous Exhibitions — Index
Manifest: 10,000 Hours
1 August 2015 – 4 June 2017
Working with volunteers from across the UK, artist Clare Twomey created an installation of 10,000 ceramic bowls. Each bowl took an hour to make and represented one of the 10,000 hours it is said to take to become a master craftsman. Find out more.
The Lumber Room
1 August 2015 – 7 May 2017
York-based Mark Hearld spent two years exploring the York Museums Trust collection, selecting his favourite pieces and creating his own artwork for this exhibition inspired by ‘The Lumber Room’, a short story by Saki. Find out more.
23 September 2016 – 19 March 2017
Human and animal, alive and dead, familiar and strange; this major exhibition explored how artists represent flesh in their work, including Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Circle of Rembrandt and Francis Bacon. Find out more.
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
25 March – 4 September 2016
Working with the Imperial War Museums, this impressive display was the largest exhibition of First World War art for nearly 100 years featuring more than 60 artworks produced during the war and in its immediate aftermath. Find out more.
Art & Music
23 June – 31 December 2012
Using paintings and objects from York Art Gallery’s outstanding collections, this exhibition celebrated music and its harmonious and historic relationship with visual art. Artists included Bridget Riley, Juriaan van Streek, and LS Lowry. Find out more.
Gordon Baldwin: Objects for a Landscape
11 February – 10 June 2012
Gordon Baldwin is a sculptural potter who has been very influential in moving ceramics towards sculptural forms and away from traditional functional pots. This touring exhibition showcased more than one hundred of Baldwin’s works. Find out more.
15 October 2011 – 31 December 2012
Excitations was an exhibition of ceramics from York Museums Trust’s collections chosen by leading ceramicist Gordon Baldwin, who is internationally regarded as the UK’s most distinguished living sculptural potter. Find out more.
William Etty: Art & Controversy
25 June 2011 – 22 January 2012
This major exhibition took a fresh look at the works of York-born artist William Etty and uncovered the reasons for his controversial reputation. It was the first comprehensive reassessment of his art for more than 50 years. Find out more.
- Call Out for Dancers, Singers and Musicians to become a Work of Art at York Art Gallery
- PICASSO: Ceramics from the Attenborough Collection - A Major New Exhibition at York Art Gallery
- Double Discount Shopping Day at all of our sites for YMT Card Holders on 15 July 2017
- Life Size Bronze Sculpture of an Irish Wolfhound by Sally Arnup donated to York Art Gallery
- New Exhibition 'Paul Nash and the Uncanny Landscape: An Exhibition Curated by John Stezaker' Opens 20 October 2017 at York Art Gallery
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