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 […]


Artwork of the Month for June

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York, United Kingdom

This month's Gallery talk will be given by Danae Browne, an MA student in the History of Art department at the University of York and recipient of this year's bursary which has been part-sponsored by the Firiends. Her subject will be the 1941 painting by Paul Nash (1889-1946), 'Winter Sea', which can be viewed on […]

Coach Visit to Ushaw Hall and the Oriental Museum, Durham

Ushaw College Ushaw Moor, Durham City, United Kingdom

*** Fully booked *** 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. […]


A Summer Soirée at St Saviourgate

St Saviourgate St Saviourgate, YORK, United Kingdom

*** This event is fully booked with a waiting list *** 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 […]


‘Edouard Manet and the Path to Modernity’

Bar Convent 17 Blossom Street, YORK

*** This event is fully booked with a waiting list*** 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 […]


Coach Visit to Gorton Monastery, Manchester and Nostell Priory

Gorton Monastery 89 Gorton Lane, Manchester, United Kingdom

Gorton Monastery, known as Manchester’s Taj Mahal, was designed by Augustus Welby Pugin for the Franciscan order, and is a Grade II* listed building. Following the closure of the monastery in 1989, it fell into disrepair until it was saved by a local couple, Paul and Elaine Griffiths, who set up a charitable trust in […]


The Impact of Japanese Art on Western artists after 1867

Bar Convent 17 Blossom Street, YORK

Seminar by Helena Cox in the Bedingfield Room in the Bar Convent. In the first session Helena will introduce us to Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, which were first shown to the west in the Japanese Pavilion in Paris at the Exposition Universelle in 1867. In the second session, Helena will explore with us the dramatic impact […]


Wine-tasting at York Medical Society Rooms

York Medical Society Rooms 23 Stonegate, YORK, United Kingdom

Dr Stuart Calder, who will conduct this evening’s event, is founding member and the wine buyer for the York Medical Society Wine Club. He has been importing wine from France, Italy, and Spain for over forty years for this enthusiastic group of wine amateurs. Our event will be an interactive tutored tasting, highlighting some of […]