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 speaker at this month's Gallery talk will be Margaret May, one of our Committee members, who has provided these notes: "There are also treasures which can be discovered anew thanks to new research or restoration and some, like Unknown Lady as Saint Elizabeth, which remain a mystery".(Introduction to Treasures from the Stores) How can […]

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 […]


Annual General Meeting

York Medical Society Rooms 23 Stonegate, YORK, United Kingdom

Our AGM will be held face to face this year at York Medical Society Rooms

Claude Monet as artist-traveller

Tempest Anderson Hall Yorkshire Museum, YORK

*** This event is fully booked *** 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 […]


Artwork of the Month gallery talk

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York, United Kingdom

Our next Gallery talk will be held on Wednesday April 10th when Jeanne Nuechterlien will be comparing Peter Collingwood’s Hanging M.84 No.23 with George Gower’s portrait of Mary Denton. This sounds intriguing as one is a modern textile artwork and the other a sixteenth-century oil painting. We will begin in the central CoCA gallery in […]

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 […]


Artwork of the Month talk

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York, United Kingdom

This month's Gallery talk will be given by Amelie Castellant, a postgraduate student at the Department of History of Art, University of York, on Wednesday 8 May at 1pm. The title, which sounds intriguing, is 'Seeing Scuptures and Touching Pictures'. Why do we enjoy touching sculptures, such as Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Portrait Bust of Alfred Wolmark and […]

Day trip to Cambridge

Kettle's Yard Castle Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom

A coach visit to Kettle's Yard and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, leaving Memorial Gardens at 08:00 and aiming to return to York at 20:00. There will be no group booking for lunch; there is a small café at Kettle’s Yard and a major one in the Fitzwilliam. In the late 1950s, Jim Ede, one-time curator […]