Ferens Art Gallery

Humber Museums Partnership - Ferens Art Gallery

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.

WHAT’S HERE

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).

Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 7.30pm
  • Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 4.30pm

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.

For information on accessibility please contact us or visit our website.

Events

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Future Ferens Tour: Mueck in Focus - 29th June 2017

Hull

Join us on this tour to gain a fascinating insight into the stunningly lifelike sculptures of Ron Mueck. An exhibition drawn from the ARTIST ROOMS collection of modern and contemporary art. Devised and delivered by Future Ferens, a group of 18 – 25 year olds who work with the gallery …

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Ron Mueck Part of ARTIST ROOMS On Tour - 22nd April 2017

Hull

Australian-born artist Ron Mueck is widely recognised for his striking sculptures, which replicate the human figure at greatly exaggerated or reduced scale, but always in the most painstaking detail. His incredibly life-like works have been exhibited internationally and have captivated the public wherever they have been shown. This exhibition will …

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SKIN: Freud, Mueck and Tunick - 22nd April 2017

Hull

Presenting the work of three internationally acclaimed artists, the exhibition explores the nude and, in particular, how the depiction of skin continues to fascinate modern day practitioners.   Spencer Tunick’s hugely anticipated photographs from the Ferens Art Gallery’s ‘Sea of Hull’ 2016 commission are revealed for the first time. Officially the largest …

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Masterpieces from the Royal Collection: Rembrandt - 1st April 2017

Hull

An established partnership with Royal Collection Trust has secured the loan of a magnificent standalone masterpiece by Rembrandt van Rijn, which is the first ever painting by the artist to visit the city.   ‘The Ship Builder and his Wife’, 1633, draws attention to Hull’s historic trading links and maritime …

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Offshore: Artists Explore the Sea - 1st April 2017

Hull

Curated by Invisible Dust, Offshore: Artists Explore the Sea takes place at the Ferens Art Gallery and the Hull Maritime Museum, and opens on Saturday 1st April 2017. Artists John Akomfrah, Tacita Dean, China Mieville, Martin Parr and Marielle Neudecker feature in this major new exhibition of internationally renowned artists, writers, scientists …

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Ferens: Hull’s Philanthropist - 13th January 2017

Hull

Thomas Robinson Ferens’ philanthropic gift to Hull was the creation of what has become one of the finest and most respected regional galleries in the UK.   Following a £4.5m makeover the Ferens Art Gallery will reopen in January allowing visitors to enjoy the permanent collection in its newly refurbished …