Gallery Talk: Artwork of the Month June 2022

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York

William Etty: This talk will be given in the Gallery on Wednesday 8 June at 1pm by Dorothy Nott, former Chair of the Friends York’s William Etty is one of […]

Clifton Castle

Clifton Castle Clifton-on-Yore, Masham

A visit to Clifton Castle near Masham for a private guided tour. The castle is set in landscaped grounds above the river Ure with spectacular views over lower Wensleydale. The […]


Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse Wentworth, Rotherham

Tour of Wentworth Woodhouse Leaving the Memorial Gardens at 9am, we will travel by coach to Wentworth Woodhouse, the vast mansion now owned by the Wentworth Preservation Trust, which has […]


Artwork of the Month – Japonisme

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York

Liz Prettejohn and Helena Cox of the Department of History of Art at the University of York will be in conversation about Japonisme. Covid policy

Coventry Tour

An overnight visit to Coventry to see the Cathedral, Mediaeval Guildhall, and Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, plus Compton Verney Art Gallery. The cost per person is £215, with no […]

Gallery Talk: Artwork of the Month August 2022

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York

The Portrait of Captain John Foote (1718-1768) by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) has been owned by the Gallery for over 70 years and is normally hung in the Burton Gallery, […]

Bishop Auckland and Raby Castle

Bishop Auckland Market Place, Bishop Auckland

Leaving the Memorial Gardens, York, at 9am we will travel by coach to Bishop Auckland to visit the new Spanish Gallery, a display of mainly sixteenth- and seventeenth- century Spanish […]


Gallery talk: New acquisition by Dame Laura Knight

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York

September's Artwork talk will be given by Morgan Feely, Senior Curator, York Art Gallery. His subject will be the Gallery’s - and the Friends’ - latest acquisition, Laura Knight’s ‘Early […]


Railway Museum Visit

National Railway Museum Leeman Road, YORK

A behind the scenes visit to the National Railway Museum, York. Ed Bartholomew, Lead Curator, will be our guide for the paintings, currently on display, from the NRM collection of […]


Liverpool Tour

This is a 4-day/3-night tour for members of the Friends of York Art Gallery to Liverpool and places of interest in the surrounding area, staying at the Marriott Hotel in […]


The Art of the Railway Poster

York Medical Society Rooms 23 Stonegate, YORK

*** Fully booked *** Click here to join the waiting list A talk by Ed Bartholomew, Lead Curator at York’s National Railway Museum, about some of his favourites from the […]


Discovering the University of York Art Collection

York Medical Society Rooms 23 Stonegate, YORK

'Discovering the University of York's Hidden Art Treasures' - a talk by Helena Cox, Curator of the collection. When the University was founded in 1963, art was firmly embedded into […]