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York Castle Museum partners with York Travellers Trust for exciting new exhibition, opening on 27 May 2023

DATE: 16 May 2023 York Castle Museum is proud to present a new community exhibition developed with York Travellers Trust (YTT), celebrating the rich history of the Gypsy and Traveller Communities (GTC) in York. Through photography, an installation designed by members of the GTC, historical information and a film, the display will celebrate their important connections to …

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York Art Gallery celebrates women ceramicists in new ‘Wall of Women’ display

DATE: 7 March 2023 York Art Gallery celebrates artists who are women in an exciting new ceramics display, ‘Wall of Women’, in the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA). Launching on International Women’s Day (8 March 2023), which this year has the theme #EmbraceEquality, the ‘Wall of Women’ is free to visit and highlights the innovation and creativity of …

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The 2023 Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition returns to York Art Gallery between 24 March and 4 June 2023

DATE: 23 Feb 2023 The Aesthetica Art Prize 2023 exhibition brings together 21 talented artists in a show that offers creativity as a form of expression, with projects spanning the boundaries of genre – from painting, photography and sculpture to installation, mixed-media and video. These works survey the ethics of representation, mass digitisation, globalisation, diaspora and the fragility of our …

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York Art Gallery to host National Gallery’s Monet Masterpiece

DATE: 6 Feb 2023 York Art Gallery will be hosting The Water-Lily Pond (1899) by Claude Monet (1840-1926) from May 2024 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the National Gallery. The National Gallery has announced the partner venues taking part in National Treasures, 12 displays of loaned paintings all opening on May 10 2024, the 200th birthday of the National Gallery. National …

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An exciting exhibition spotlighting famous rebels in children’s literature set to open at York Art Gallery next month!

Date 12 Jan 2023 York Art Gallery Exhibition Announcement ‘Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels’ 10 February – 4 June 2023 York Art Gallery set to open an exhibition on tour from the British Library, starring some of the most memorable characters from children’s literature. An exciting exhibition spotlighting famous rebels in children’s literature is set to open …

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York Art Gallery celebrates acquisition of works by Yorkshire-based artist, Sam Metz

19 January 2023 York Art Gallery is thrilled to have acquired two works by Yorkshire-based artist Sam Metz: a wooden sculpture titled Stone and a pencil drawing study for the sculpture. The artist was granted a bursary through Unlimited to produce these works. Metz works across drawing, sculpture, performance and installation and aims to capture the unpredictable …

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New display at York Art Gallery – ‘Treasures from the Stores’

DATE: 7 November 2022 Make a discovery in this brand new display of treasures from the York Art Gallery Stores! An exciting new and free display is set to open at York Art Gallery on 19 November 2022, featuring an incredible array of works fresh from the gallery’s stores. Treasures from the Stores will showcase artworks that haven’ …

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Arts Council England awards York Museums Trust £3.7m over three years

DATE: 4 November 2022 York Museums Trust is delighted to announce that the Arts Council will be continuing its vital support for the next three years as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO). The package of support will be £3.7m from April 2023 to March 2026 (£1.253m annually). This is excellent news and reflects the confidence that the Arts Council …

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Christmas at York Castle Museum

DATE: 2 November 2022 Wander through a snow-covered Victorian winter wonderland and fill up on ye olde yuletide cheer at the most wonderful time of year! Included in general admission from 19 November 2022 – 4 January 2023 Join us for Christmas at York Castle Museum, a festive experience perfect for the whole family. Wander through our famous Victorian street, Kirkgate, as …

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‘Sin’ exhibition to open at York Art Gallery

Sin has permeated life since the earliest days, but the story of its relation to art has not been told before. York Art Gallery, 7 October 2022 – 22 January 2023 Tickets: £8, concessions York Art Gallery’s forthcoming ground-breaking exhibition, Sin, organised by the National Gallery with York Museums Trust, explores the concept of sin through art. Sin has permeated …

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