Theatrical Performance and Exhibition Commemorate the Life of Lawrence Rowntree and the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele at York Castle Museum

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Theatrical Performance and Exhibition Commemorate the Life of Lawrence Rowntree and the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele at York Castle Museum

21 July 2017 A moving theatrical performance and a community exhibition commemorating the life of Lawrence Rowntree, who died at the Battle of Passchendaele, will take place later this month at York Castle Museum. Lawrence, the grandson of Joseph Rowntree, died in the battle which started 100 years ago on July 31 1917. The museum has worked with the Rowntree …

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Call Out for Dancers, Singers and Musicians to become a Work of Art at York Art Gallery

20 July 2017 Through a series of workshops and conversations collecting individual stories in York, Italian artist Marinella Senatore is looking for volunteers to feature in her new artwork titled York Symphony that celebrates the city and its people. Marinella and independent curator, Lara Goodband, are looking for dancers, singers and musicians to help create the new …

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PICASSO: Ceramics from the Attenborough Collection – A Major New Exhibition at York Art Gallery

18 July 2017 Ceramic works of art by one of the world’s most famous artists, Pablo Picasso, go on public display at the Centre of Ceramic Art in York Art Gallery this summer (28 July to 5 November 2017). The new exhibition showcases highlights from the Attenborough collection. Lord and Lady Attenborough began collecting ceramics by Picasso in 1954, after …

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The Art and Science of Sleep – Two Events by Susan Aldworth

  14 July 2017  The art and science behind Susan Aldworth’s new exhibitions in York will be the focus of two events next Thursday (July 20). From 2pm-4pm Susan will be at York St Mary’s, Castlegate, to talk about the inspiration behind her current exhibition A Dark Self and the people who helped make it …

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Double Discount Shopping Day at all of our sites for YMT Card Holders on 15 July 2017

11 July 2017 Join us on Saturday 15 July for a YMT Card Holders shopping special with 20% discount in our gift shops at the Yorkshire Museum, York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery* with a valid YMT Card. The Yorkshire Museum shop sells a wide range of souvenirs, books, gifts and cards covering a range of themes – from …

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Life Size Bronze Sculpture of an Irish Wolfhound by Sally Arnup donated to York Art Gallery

10 July 2017 A life size bronze sculpture of an Irish Wolfhound by late York artist Sally Arnup has been posthumously gifted to York Art Gallery. The sculpture, which is on show sitting on a rug in the Burton Gallery, has been coated in wax to allow visitors to touch it. The gift’s unveiling coincides with …

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New Exhibition ‘Paul Nash and the Uncanny Landscape: An Exhibition Curated by John Stezaker’ Opens 20 October 2017 at York Art Gallery

29 June 2017 Paul Nash’s ground-breaking inter-war landscapes which transformed the genre of British landscape painting will feature in a new exhibition curated by John Stezaker at York Art Gallery this autumn. The violent upheaval of the pastoral and romantic landscape caused by the First World War had a significant effect on Nash and his work …

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York Museums Trust Successful in Arts Council England Bid

27 June 2017 York Museums Trust has been successful in securing £4.9 million of Arts Council England funding over the next four years. The Trust was rated strong in every area of its assessment except for Goal One, showing Excellence in Arts and Culture, which was rated as Outstanding. The Trust will also receive £1.35 million over four years …

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York Art Gallery wins Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Visit York Tourism Awards

23 June 2017 York Art Gallery has been named as the Visitor Attraction of the Year (Over 50,000 visitors) at this year’s Visit York Tourism Awards. This is the second year in a row the gallery has received the accolade, which was announced at the awards ceremony at the National Railway Museum last night (June 22). It comes …

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York Museums Trust’s Open Weekend

23 June 2017 York residents can visit three of York’s top visitor attractions for free on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June as part of York Museums Trust’s Open Weekend. York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum are all free to residents over the weekend. Visitors can enjoy two new highly-acclaimed exhibitions: Albert Moore: …

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