A Silent Conversation: Lorenzetti and the Ferens Collection

17th Mar 2018 - 31st Dec 2018

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Since its arrival at the Ferens in January 2017, Lorenzetti’s nationally significant Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter has attracted over 500,000 visitors, and driven exceptional levels of media interest.

At the heart of Lorenzetti’s masterpiece is an emotional connection suggested between the three figures;  they are represented as if engaged in a ‘silent conversation’.

This new exhibition, co-curated by a group of eight Hull 2017 volunteers, explores how artists across the centuries have used dialogue – and indeed its absence – in their work.

This project is linked to the Lorenzetti purchase (2013) supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.



Ferens Art Gallery

Queen Victoria Square
01482 300 300

01482 300 300

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 10.00am - 4.30pm

Sunday: 11.00am – 4.00pm

Free entry

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