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 4.30pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Friday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 4pm

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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Free Talk: Cézanne’s Card Players - 28th June 2018

Hull

In this free lecture, Dr Barnaby Wright, Deputy Head of The Courtauld will discuss their Cézanne in relation to the wider series of Card Players – the focus for a major exhibtion in 2011, organised jointly with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.   Places are limited, please book …

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Clangers, Bagpuss & Co - 12th May 2018

Hull

Come and meet Bagpuss, see the Soup Dragon and behold Noggin the Nog. Oliver Postgate’s voice and Peter Firmin’s puppets shaped the childhood memories of millions since they started collaborating in the 1950s. As well as telling the story of Bagpuss and The Clangers, the exhibition will go behind the scenes …

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Käthe Kollwitz: Curator Talk - 19th July 2018

Hull

Join Frances Carey, curator of the exhibition and former Deputy Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings, British Museum, as she explores the work of Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) who was notable for the emotional power of her drawing, printmaking and sculpture.   Places are limited, please book your free …

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Story Telling Sessions - 27th July 2018

Hull

Join us for stories inspired by our Clangers, Bagpuss & Co exhibition, taking us on journeys with animals, through time and maybe even to space!   Suitable for accompanied children age 3 – 11 years.   Free Drop-in. Places are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Masterpieces in Focus from the Royal Collection - 28th April 2018

Hull

An ongoing partnership with Royal Collection Trust brings the first ever masterpiece by Sir Anthony van Dyck to Hull. The Triple portrait of Charles I, 1635 – 1636, portrays the king seen from three viewpoints. Each portrait is painted with different patterned lace collars and coloured clothing. The unusual format …

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Lunchtime Talk: Cézanne’s Card Players - 12th July 2018

Hull

These free to attend, 10 minute talks will discuss the work and its relationship to the Card Players series. Drop in to Gallery 8 to meet the Curator.   Free, drop-in

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Cézanne’s Card Players: A Masterwork from The Courtauld Gallery, London - 2nd June 2018

Hull

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 …

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Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz - 30th June 2018

Hull

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. …

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A Silent Conversation: Lorenzetti and the Ferens Collection - 17th March 2018

Hull

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 …