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National Gallery Curator Talk – Monet – Thu 23 May 2024

National Gallery Curator Talk - Monet

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

National Gallery Curator Talk – Monet

Thursday 23 May –

Dr Chris Riopelle, The Neil Westreich Curator of Post 1800 Paintings at the National Gallery, London 

Monet’s ‘The Water-Lily Pond’  

 

The longest lived of the key French Impressionist masters, Claude Monet (1840-1926) was every bit as radical and inventive a painter at the end of life as in fearless youth. In his final years his principal – indeed, obsessive – subject was the lower of two gardens at his country estate at Giverny west of Paris. It was dominated by an arching Japanese bridge over a pond of water-lilies. For decades he explored with unending pleasure the ever-changing light conditions, advancing and retreating foliage and myriad reflections on the pond. This is a key early work in the series, executed just before the turn of the 20th century. The talk explores the surprising richness of the theme, Monet’s use of scale and canvas shape to invest meaning, and his flirtation with painterly abstraction, so influential on later generations of painters. 

 

Christopher Riopelle is The Neil Westreich Curator of Post 1800 Paintings at the National Gallery, London. He has held curatorial positions at the J. Paul Getty Museum, California, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art and taught at the American College, Paris, New York University and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.  Recent exhibitions he has curated or co-curated include Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art (Minneapolis and London, 2015-16), Inventing Impressionism: Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern Art Market (Paris, London and Philadelphia, 2014-15), Forests, Rocks, Torrents: Norwegian and Swiss Landscapes from the Lunde Collection (London, 2011), Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light (London and Dublin, 2019), Gauguin Portraits (Ottawa and London, 2019-20) and Conversations with God: Matejko’s ‘Copernicus’ (2021). He is currently preparing the National Gallery’s major bicentenary exhibition Van Gogh: Poets & Lovers opening in September 2024. 

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Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum – Sat 25 May 2024

Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum

Date: Saturday 25 May 2024, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum is included in general admission.
Ever wanted to visit a Viking?
Run into a Roman?
Follow the footsteps of a Fossil Hunter?
Meet a Medieval Storyteller?
…. A whole host of exciting characters will be dropping into the Yorkshire Museum this year!
This is YOUR invitation to ….
…….. MEET ME AT THE YORKSHIRE!
Suitable for all ages.
Short stories and object handling throughout the day. Times will be advertised at the Museum on the day.

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Tales from the Trail – Sat 25 May 2024

Tales from the Trail

Date: Saturday 25 May 2024, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

Performances at intervals throughout the day.

Included in general admission

Tales from the Trail

Do you know your grocer’s from your greengrocer’s?
Hardware from haberdasher’s?
Confectioner’s from chemist’s? ……. ( hope so!)
Prepare for silliness, stories and urgent shopping with our Kirkgate characters. Pick up a copy of our free Time Travellers Trail at the ticket desk so you can get involved too!
Information
Two slightly madcap Victorian characters will be on Kirkgate at various times during the days to interact with each other and with the visitors. Short scenes take place, each concerning a story or a bit of fun about objects to be purchased from the shops of Kirkgate, all belonging within our Time Travellers museum trail.

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Yoga at the Gallery – Sat 25 May 2024

Yoga at the Gallery

Date: Saturday 25 May 2024, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

25 May

Book tickets here

£15.00 per person

In the unique and creative surroundings of York Art Gallery, Chloe McKay and the Stables Yoga Centre present a series of flowing hatha yoga classes. These sessions will help you slow down, feel grounded and inspired. You’ll be guided through a series of poses to help release physical tension and connect you to your body and breath. Mindfulness techniques will offer calm to a busy mind. The class will end with a short relaxation leaving you to enjoy the beautiful setting accompanied by a sense of deep ease.  

Chloe is a resident teacher at the Stables Yoga Centre. She has 15 years of teaching experience in a variety of styles of yoga ranging from dynamic to restorative. She is influenced by the practice of mindfulness, the mind-body connection and yoga’s capacity to generate positive change. Chloe is also a yoga therapist (Minded Institute) and IFS practitioner working with individuals, supporting a range of mental and physical health challenges. She leads group classes, workshops and yoga retreats throughout the year.

Yoga equipment will be provided, however please bring your own if preferred. 

Suitable for those aged 18+ 

 

This workshop is part of our National Treasures: Monet in York exhibition events programme. Entry to the exhibition and our permanent collections is included in the price.

Find out more about the exhibition here  

 

Yoga will run 25 May, 29 June and 27 July 2024.

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Tales from the Trail – Wed 29 May 2024

Tales from the Trail

Date: Wednesday 29 May 2024, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

Performances at intervals throughout the day.

Included in general admission

Tales from the Trail

Do you know your grocer’s from your greengrocer’s?
Hardware from haberdasher’s?
Confectioner’s from chemist’s? ……. ( hope so!)
Prepare for silliness, stories and urgent shopping with our Kirkgate characters. Pick up a copy of our free Time Travellers Trail at the ticket desk so you can get involved too!
Information
Two slightly madcap Victorian characters will be on Kirkgate at various times during the days to interact with each other and with the visitors. Short scenes take place, each concerning a story or a bit of fun about objects to be purchased from the shops of Kirkgate, all belonging within our Time Travellers museum trail.

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Wicked Wednesday at York Art Gallery – Wed 29 May 2024

Wicked Wednesday at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 29 May 2024, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Wicked Wednesday
Wednesday 29 May 2024
Please book a ticket for every child who is attending the session.
Session 1
10.15am – 11am
Session 2
11.30am – 12.15 pm
Suitable for 1 – 5 year olds
Story Craft Theatre will be going on a Wicked Wednesday adventure, and you are all invited!
With the power of imagination, you might find yourselves swinging through a magical garden, jumping over mesmerising mountains or even swimming in a great ocean. All from the comfort of York Art Gallery.
The sessions will include games, singing and an interactive story.
Children must be always accompanied by an adult. Due to space restrictions, a max of 1 adult per booking.
Story Craft Theatre is a children’s theatre company created by Cassie Vallance and Janet-Emily Bruce. After setting up in 2018 they have hosted birthday parties, events and classes throughout the UK. Partnerships have included Castle Howard, National Trust, Rural Arts, Rowntree Park, Theatre 41 and York Theatre Royal.

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Creative Family Wednesdays – Wed 29 May 2024

Creative Family Wednesdays

Date: Wednesday 29 May 2024, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

10:30am – 3:30pm, drop in anytime (no booking required)
FREE, included in general admission ticket price.
Inspired by our collections and exhibitions, join us and for free drop-in creative workshops for all the family.
Suitable for families of all ages, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Creative Family Thursdays! – Thu 30 May 2024

Creative Family Thursdays!

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Drop in anytime, included in general admission tickets.
Artist run creative workshops inspired by our collections and exhibitions. Join us with all the family on Thursdays during the school holidays.
Suitable for families of all ages, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Tales from the Trail – Thu 30 May 2024

Tales from the Trail

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

Performances at intervals throughout the day.

Included in general admission

Tales from the Trail

Do you know your grocer’s from your greengrocer’s?
Hardware from haberdasher’s?
Confectioner’s from chemist’s? ……. ( hope so!)
Prepare for silliness, stories and urgent shopping with our Kirkgate characters. Pick up a copy of our free Time Travellers Trail at the ticket desk so you can get involved too!
Information
Two slightly madcap Victorian characters will be on Kirkgate at various times during the days to interact with each other and with the visitors. Short scenes take place, each concerning a story or a bit of fun about objects to be purchased from the shops of Kirkgate, all belonging within our Time Travellers museum trail.

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Monet In Conversation – Thu 30 May 2024

Monet In Conversation

Date: Thursday 30 May 2024, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Monet In Conversation Programme,Thursdays, 2pm 

 

Thursday 30 May – Professor Michael White (History of Art)  

Monet’sThe Water-Lily Pond: A View from Nowhere 

 

(Each session will take place in front of the painting unless otherwise specified. Entrance is included within admission price.) 

 Academics from varied disciplines take Monet’s The Water-Lily Pond as a starting point in these half-hour gallery conversations about the artist’s connections with their research.  

In conjunction with Humanities Research Centre, University of York, these talks are part of the Festival of Ideas.  

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