A Silent Conversation: Lorenzetti and the Ferens Collection
A project linked to the Lorenzetti purchase (2013) supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund

Posted: 2nd March 2018

Humber Museums Partnership - A Silent Conversation: Lorenzetti and the Ferens Collection

Ferens Art Gallery

Event Starts:

17th March 2018

Event Ends:

31st December 2018

The A Silent Conversation exhibition is temporarily closed while essential maintenance takes place in Gallery 11. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


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 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.