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Featuring some of the greatest names in the world of contemporary art
Andy Warhol, Joan Miro, Sarah Lucas and Fiona Rae are among the names coming to Yorkshire this year as part of a new programme of exhibitions.
Art in Yorkshire Goes Modern, funded by Arts Council England, will see 27 venues across the county displaying new exhibitions throughout the summer.
The theme was chosen because of Yorkshire’s long artistic tradition and its strong part in the development of Modernism in the UK.
This year’s programme will be launched at the Gordon Baldwin, Objects for a Landscape, exhibition at York Art Gallery on Monday May 14.
Art in Yorkshire Goes Modern, is the second Art in Yorkshire project, following on from last year’s successful programme, supported by Tate.
Janet Barnes, chief executive of York Museums Trust who is leading the project, said: “Last year we launched Art in Yorkshire for the first time and it proved to be a huge success, with many more people visiting galleries throughout Yorkshire.
“The idea behind this year’s programme remains the same – to encourage more people to explore the rich variety of the public art galleries in Yorkshire during 2012. The exhibitions will focus on contemporary and modern art, including some of art’s most iconic names. But we also hope the project will encourage people to discover the treasures in the permanent collections of the galleries involved. “
Highlights from the programme include:
Gordon Baldwin: Objects For A Landscape
York Art Gallery
Feb 11 – June 10
An exhibition of more than 100 sculptural ceramics from the last 50 years brings the work of a distinguished British artist to a wider audience.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Mar 17 – Jan 6 2013
The first large scale exhibition of Joan Miro’s sculpture to be held in Britain: a fresh look at one of the most important 20th century artists.
Fiona Rae: Maybe You Can Live On The Moon in the Next Century
Leeds Art Gallery
May 11 – Aug 26
A powerful exhibition of 17 paintings by Fiona Rae, one of the leading British painters of her generation.
Artist Rooms: Andy Warhol: Late Self Portraits
Museums Sheffield Graves Gallery
Apr 11-Dec 1
A major collection of iconic self portraits by the legendary Andy Warhol.
Artists Rooms: Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Ferens Art Gallery
Jun 2 – Jan 13 2013
A rare chance to see a broad range of work by one of the most influential American artists of the 20th Century.
A booklet outlining all the exhibitions will be available at all the galleries from launch.
After the success of last year’s App, an updated version will be released shortly after the launch.
A website, http://www.art.yorkshire.com/ will be going live from the launch.
Twenty-seven partners now form Art in Yorkshire, chosen for their profile and the quality of their artistic programme. Partners are:-
Bankfield Museum, Halifax
Beverley Art Gallery
Bradford 1 Gallery
Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford.
Cooper Gallery, Barnsley
Craven Museum & Gallery, Skipton
Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Harewood House, Leeds
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Huddersfield Art Gallery
Impressions Gallery, Bradford
Leeds Art Gallery
Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate
Museums Sheffield, Graves Gallery
Museums Sheffield, Millennium Gallery
National Media Museum, Bradford
National Railway Museum, York
Park Hill, Sheffield
Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton Le Hole
Shandy Hall, Coxwold
The Hepworth Wakefield
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery & York St Mary’s)
Welcome To Yorkshire (WTY)
As the official tourism agency for Yorkshire, WTY has taken a leading role in promoting the project. WTY’s wider role is to continue to attract more international visitors to the region and to build on its good work in raising the profile of Yorkshire domestically through its award winning marketing and PR campaigns and website yorkshire.com
For further information, images or interviews, contact Lee Clark, Media Co-ordinator, York Museums Trust, telephone 01904 687673, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org