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Events - 29 Jun 17

Early Years Explorers – Skeletons – Thu 29 Jun 2017

Cartoon monkey face on orange background

Date: Thursday 29 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.

Skeletons – Find the bones in the sand, do the skeleton jigsaw, print the bones on the body, and look at real skeletons.

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

York Resident’s Access YMT Card holders are eligible for free Museum Monkeys sessions.

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Guide’s Gallery Talk – Thu 29 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 29 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 29 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 29 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 29 Jun 2017

Judith Jones - Rendezvous (Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2017)

Date: Thursday 29 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.

Sculpture Today: Creation and Interpretation. Artist and Lecturer in Sculpture at York St John University, Dr Joanna Sperryn-Jones discusses the state of contemporary sculpture and the process behind the creation of three-dimensional works. Addressing the pieces in the exhibition and her own creative process, she will consider audience participation in sculptural works.

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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FOYAG Lecture: John Piper by Professor Frances Spalding – Thu 29 Jun 2017

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

Date: Thursday 29 June 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

‘First and Last Loves: John Piper, architecture, ‘the golden stain of time’ and the making of his vision’. Join the Friends of York Art Gallery at the Yorkshire Museum for this special lecture by Professor Frances Spalding.

The lecture will focus on Piper’s place in the British topographical tradition and will feature the first painting commissioned for York Art Gallery under the Evelyn Award, ‘View From Clifford’s Tower’ (1951).

This talk has been organised by the Friends of York Art Gallery but non-members are welcome to attend.

Tickets are £12.50 to include a glass of wine/cordial. To purchase your tickets please send a cheque payable to Friends of York Art Gallery (specifying the number of tickets required) with an SAE to Dorothy Nott, Friends of York Art Gallery, 1 Grange Garth, York, YO10 4BS.

For further information please call 01904 676288.

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