The Ferens Art Gallery’s collection of painting and sculpture spans artistic periods from medieval times to the present day. The collection includes European Old Masters, portraiture, marine paintings, and modern and contemporary British art.
Highlights of the gallery include masterpieces by Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick, and Gillian Wearing. The Ferens mounts a regularly changing programme of historic and contemporary art exhibitions both touring and collections’ based in its three large temporary exhibition spaces. The popular annual Open and Junior Open exhibitions provide an opportunity for local amateur and professional artists to show work. Temporary exhibitions have included David Hockney: Bigger Trees Near Warter (2011), Andy Warhol ARTIST ROOMS On Tour with the Art Fund (2012), Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, from the Royal Collection (2012) and Martin Creed ARTIST ROOMS On tour (2013).
Last admission to the gallery is 30 minutes before closing time.
Admission to the Ferens Art Gallery is free.
There is a Gift Shop and a Café on site.
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Join us to create your own drawn masterpieces inspired by the artworks in the gallery Be warned it could get messy! £1.50 per child, payable on the day, drop in. Aimed at children aged 2-5 Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Following the Courtauld’s magnificent loan of Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe by Manet in 2017, Paul Cézanne’s iconic Card Players, 1892-6, will now visit as part of a sustained national partnership. Cézanne’s famous series of paintings of peasant card players have long been considered to be among his most powerful works and this canvas is …
Join Exhibitions Officer Claire Longrigg for a 10 minute talk on the exhibition. Thursday 16 and 30 August, Thursday 6 and 20 September 2018, 1pm-1.10pm Free Drop-in Image credit: Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) Self-portrait with hand against cheek, before July 1906, ©The Trustees of the British Museum
Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz features 36 works from the British Museum’s collection, and two works from a private lender. The exhibition explores the work of Kollwitz through her self-portraits and portraits of working women, demonstrating her unique artistic talent, her technical prowess and intelligence, and above all, her humanity. …
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 represented as if engaged in a ‘silent …