Exhibition: Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics 7 April - 1 October 2017
York Art Gallery will present the first monographic exhibition of York born artist Albert Joseph Moore since the artist’s death in 1893. Featuring more than 20 paintings and watercolours, it will highlight the beautiful and classical women for which the artist is most famous and demonstrate the modernity of Moore’s approach.
Albert Moore was one of the leading artists of the Aesthetic movement who prioritised mood, colour harmony and beauty of form over subject matter to create ‘art for art’s sake’. The exhibition will explore Albert Moore’s career and body of work using the latest research into his work by leading experts. It will include examples of Moore’s youthful Pre-Raphaelite works as well as the hauntingly beautiful classical figures of his mature style.
Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf 14 June - 3 September 2017 York Art Gallery's Artists Garden
Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf is coming to York Art Gallery this summer to ‘putt’ your golf skills to the test.
See the Artists Garden transformed into an innovative miniature golf course and be taken on a journey through amusing and thought provoking works of playable art.
Each golf hole has been designed by leading contemporary artists, including Turner Prize shortlisted Yinka Shonibare and John Akomfrah OBE, and challenges the social and political issues of today’s society.
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.
The installation at York was made possible following a successful Art Happens fundraising campaign.
York Museums Trust's Open Weekend Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June 2017 York Art Gallery
York residents can visit York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum for FREE on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June 2017. To claim free entry on either of these dates, please bring a valid YorkCard or Council Tax Bill as proof of residency.
Under 17’s always go free at all of our sites.
Voted ‘Visitor Attraction of the Year’ at the Visit York Awards, winner of the Family Friendly Museum in the Kids in Museums awards and shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016, York Art Gallery is home to CoCA (the Centre of Ceramic Art) and the first major exhibition of York born artist Albert Moore. It features more than 20 paintings from one of the leading artists of the Aesthetic movement in the late nineteenth century.