Visit to the Quilt Museum

Quilt Museum St Anthony's Hall, YORK, United Kingdom

The Quilt Museum is now only open for group visits. The Curator, Heather Audlin, will put on display different objects from the stores. There will be the opportunity to talk about and examine them in detail. Participants will also be able to look at other items in the Quilt Store. Because of limited space, tours […]


Artwork of the Month: Unknown lady as Saint Elizabeth

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York, United Kingdom

The next Artwork of the Month talk will be on Wednesday 13 March at 1pm in the North gallery. Members are reminded that charges have been re-introduced at the Gallery so remember to bring your membership card and take advantage of free entry for the Friends. The speaker will be Margaret May, one of our […]

The Battle of Stamford Bridge Tapestry

*** This event is fully booked *** This remarkable tapestry, created by a team of volunteers between 2016-2021, depicts scenes from the crucial battle of Stamford Bridge on 25 September 1066, when King Harold defeated a Viking invasion, before marching south to meet Duke William at the battle of Hastings on 10 October 1066. The […]


Claude Monet as artist-traveller

Tempest Anderson Hall Yorkshire Museum, YORK

Michael Clarke, the former Director of the Scottish National Gallery, will give a talk entitled, Claude Monet as artist-traveller, his talk will be preceded by a sparkling wine and canapé reception. This talk will serve as an introduction to the arrival of Monet’s Water-Lily Pond at York Art Gallery on May 10th. This famous painting […]


Visit to Brockfield Hall

*** This event is fully booked *** Brockfield Hall was built for Benjamin Agar by Peter Atkinson, a junior partner of John Carr. It is owned by Charlie and Hatta Wood, who have recently undertaken a major restoration with the aim of bringing the house back to its original 1804 design, but at the same […]


Thomas Lawrence: Coming of Age

York Medical Society Rooms 23 Stonegate, YORK, United Kingdom

A talk by Amina Wright, curator of historic art collections, exhibitions, and interiors formerly for English Heritage, and the Holburne Museum in Bath. She is now Senior Curator of the Faith Museum in Bishop Auckland. She has published a special study of Sir Thomas Lawrence, and will share with us some of the findings of […]


Day trip to Cambridge

 Click here to book A visit to Kettle's Yard and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge In the late 1950s, Jim Ede, one-time curator at the Tate and friend to many of the artists who shaped the history of twentieth-century century British art, transformed four tiny dilapidated cottages that then comprised Kettle’s Yard to create a fitting […]


Garsington Opera and Vale of Aylesbury tour

The Friends of York Art Gallery have the exciting opportunity of visiting the Garsington Opera Festival during a short 3 day trip from 31st May to 2 June 2024.The Festival is held in the beautiful grounds of Womersley Park, the home of the Getty family. The operas are staged in a specially designed Opera Pavilion […]

Visit to York Cemetery Chapel

york cemetery Cemetery Road, YORK, United Kingdom

*** This event is fully booked *** Opened in1837, York Cemetery Chapel is a grand neo-classical building. The Chapel and the entire cemetery layout were designed by the York architect, JP Pritchett. It is one of the finest cemetery chapels in the country. We meet under the Chapel Portico at 10 30am.We are fortunate that […]


Coach Visit to Ushaw Hall and the Oriental Museum, Durham

Ushaw College Ushaw Moor, Durham City, United Kingdom

A coach trip visiting Ushaw College, historic house, chapel and gardens, which was founded in 1808 as a seminary to train Roman Catholic priests. The huge complex of buildings contains some magnificent examples of Victorian architecture, with a Chapel designed by A W Pugin and a Refectory by E W Pugin. Leaving Memorial Gardens at […]


A Summer Soirée at St Saviourgate

St Saviourgate St Saviourgate, YORK, United Kingdom

David Lamb,a FYAG committee member and Trustee of YMT has kindly invited members to a soirée at his Grade 2* house in St Saviourgate.We will have the opportunity to explore the recently restored house, see an exhibition in the dining room, and visit an art exhibition in the studio flat while enjoying music, wine, and […]


‘Edouard Manet and the Path to Modernity’

Bar Convent 17 Blossom Street, YORK

The morning will consist of two seminars led by Lizzie Darbyshire, who developed her interest in Manet when she was at the Courtauld Institute of Art. After coffee on arrival, the first seminar will look at the early years of Manet’s career when he struggled to break free from the straightjacket of traditional classical French […]