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 mixed media masterpieces inspired by the work of Ian McKeever. Build up layers of paper and paint to create your own artwork to take home and help us create some larger pieces together. Suitable for children aged 5 and under. £1.50 per child. Drop-in, …
Drop-in to this collage workshop to create your own layered masterpiece. You’ll be free to use a mix of creative materials to explore light, shape and transparency, inspired by the abstract paintings of Ian McKeever. Get creative and have fun making your own 2D work of art. Free Drop-in
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 …