The Friends of York Art Gallery Information

The Friends of York Art Gallery

The Friends of York Art Gallery was established in 1948 with the aim of creating a lively interest group with a passion for art, and to establish and maintain a fund to support the gallery’s work.

Today, the Friends play an important role in helping York Art Gallery achieve its acquisition targets by making grants for the purchase of works of art, conservation, and education, as well as helping to fund the gallery in other regards.

Alongside their annual membership subscription, the Friends also organise an active events programme with a number of trips away, social luncheons, occasional art sales, and talks and tours to help raise funds for the gallery. Members may also support the Friends and the gallery in the form of bequests.

With over 900 existing members, the Friends are a growing group and always looking to welcome new members.

70 Years of Giving Art

4 May – 2 September 2018

Since it was founded in 1948, the Friends of York Art Gallery (FOYAG) charity has pledged more than £600,000, which has aided the purchase of over 150 works for York Art Gallery’s collections including pieces by Albert Moore, David Hockney, Barbara Hepworth and Grayson Perry.

To celebrate their 70th year, members of the Friends have chosen some favourite works from the gallery’s collections which have been acquired or restored thanks to their financial support to go on show in this special exhibition.

To celebrate their 70th year, members of the Friends have chosen some favourite works from the gallery’s collections which have been acquired or restored thanks to their financial support to go on show in this special exhibition.

Please visit the Friends of York Art Gallery website here to find out more.