70 Years of Giving Art

4th May 2018 - 2nd Sep 2018

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Since it was founded in 1948, the Friends of York Art Gallery (FOYAG) charity has pledged more than £600,000, which has aided the purchase of over 150 works for York Art Gallery’s collections including pieces by Albert Moore, David Hockney, Barbara Hepworth and Grayson Perry.

To celebrate their 70th year, members of the Friends have chosen some favourite works from the gallery’s collections which have been acquired or restored thanks to their financial support to go on show in this special exhibition.

Over the course of its duration, the exhibition will be supplemented by a series of talks about the artists, the subjects of their works and the benefit of this collection to the public.

Works in the exhibition include ‘A Face in the Audience’ by Albert Moore, ‘Flickering Grid II’ by Oliver Bevan, ‘The Trail of War’ by Carline Sydney and the first work the Friend’s helped to buy, ‘Samson and Delilah’ by Pieter Claesz Soutman.

York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square

Opening hours

Mon to Sat: 10am – 5pm

Sun: 11am – 4pm

Closed 25, 26 December and 1 January.



12 months unlimited access to all York Museums Trust attractions – York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum.

YMT Card: £22

Day Tickets

Adult: £7.50*

Child 16 and under: FREE with a paying adult**

Access Tickets

Access YMT Card: £11 (12 months unlimited access to all York Museums Trust’s attractions)***

Access Day ticket: £4***

* Includes a 10% ‘Gift Aid’ donation, a visitor not wishing to donate, the admission fee will be £6.82.

** Maximum of 4 children per adult.

Additional children will be charged at £4 per child.

*** Access tickets: up to 50% discount for visitors aged 17-24 or in receipt of Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance, Income–based Job seeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit or Income Support. Evidence may be required.

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