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Events - 15 Jun 17

Early Years Explorers – Vikings – Thu 15 Jun 2017

Cartoon monkey face on orange background

Date: Thursday 15 June 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Early Years Explorers – Activities for children aged two to five years old which include songs, stories, games and craft activities. Sessions are based on familiar preschool play areas, which are enhanced to help children learn about the gallery’s collections and exhibitions through play. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

Vikings – Dress as a Viking, play with the Viking snap cards and make a card Viking long boat model.

£4.00 per child (admission applies for adults) – click here to book through Eventbrite.

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Guide’s Gallery Talk – Thu 15 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 15 June 2017, 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our costumed guides on our famous Victorian street Kirkgate every day at 11.45am and 3.00pm for a free 15 minute informal talk.

Each talk is different but will provide an introduction to Kirkgate, the history of York Castle Museum, and the objects on display, as well as the people who lived and worked in York during the Victorian period of 1870-1901.

Please note that talks are subject to the availability of our guides.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 15 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 15 June 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition Lunchtime Talk – Thu 15 Jun 2017

Judith Jones - Rendezvous (Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2017)

Date: Thursday 15 June 2017, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Further your appreciation of contemporary art and enhance your experience of the Aesthetica Art Prize with lunchtime talks. Led by artists, curators and academics, they offer an insight into current themes in the art world.

Engaging with the Arts: Creativity and Wellbeing. As part of the national initiative Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2017, Griselda Goldsbrough draws upon the works in this year’s Art Prize to explore the different ways in which we can benefit from engaging with the arts throughout our lives.

Free with admission, no need to book.

For the full listing of talks and more information on the exhibition please click here.

 

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Curator’s Talk – Thu 15 Jun 2017

Large building with pillars at the entrance with green lawn and blue sky

Date: Thursday 15 June 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Want to find out more about the collections at York Museums Trust? Our extended curator’s talks offer the opportunity to learn more about our exhibitions and collections in greater depth.

Viking: Rediscover the Legend – The Vikings are Coming – Join us for an introduction to our new Viking exhibition. This immersive one hour talk from the Curator of Archaeology, Natalie Buy, will take you through the early years of the Viking invasions. Enjoy the opportunity to handle artefacts as you learn what drove the Norsemen to invade Anglo-Saxon Eoforwic and ultimately, how this led to the formation of Britain.

For the full list of confirmed curator’s talks, please click here.

£10 – click here to book through Eventbrite.

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Leisure Land Golf Launch – Thu 15 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 15 June 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Join us for a summer evening of art, golf, fizz and canapes at the launch of York Art Gallery’s new exhibition, Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf.

Leisure Land Golf is a fully playable mini-golf course, with each golf hole designed and made by a different artist from the contemporary art world. Following a successful Art Happens campaign, York Art Gallery are delighted to bring Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf to the Artists Garden this summer.

Tickets are £15 plus booking fee which includes a glass of prosecco, canapes and unlimited mini-golf.

Any proceeds will be put towards supporting improvements in the York Museum Gardens.

Click here to book through Eventbrite.

Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf is a touring exhibition by New Art Exchange (NAE), Nottingham. The Exhibition was originally commissioned by EM15, a collective of arts organisations from the East Midlands, for the #56 Venice Biennale.

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