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Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

Ferens Art Gallery
Ferens Art Gallery
Queen Victoria Square
Hull HU1 3RA

Opening Times:

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 1.30 - 4.30pm

Open bank holidays (excluding Good Friday) and closed 24 to 28 December inclusive, and 1 January.

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Opened in 1927, the award winning Ferens Art Gallery combines internationally renowned permanent collection displays with a thriving programme of temporary exhibitions. A unique Children's Gallery is one of the highlights of a lively education and events programme that includes tours, talks and art workshops.

The gallery's first-class permanent collection of paintings and sculpture spans from the medieval period to the present day. European Old Masters, particularly Dutch & Flemish, portraiture, marine paintings, modern and contemporary British art, including video, are amongst the strengths. Highlights include masterpieces by Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing.

Contact Details:
Telephone: 01482 300300

Learning Programmes:

- Anima8ed Stories
- Every Picture Tells a Story

- Investigating Art
- Knowing Me Knowing You
- Material Worlds: Sculpture at the Ferens

- Portraying Relationships
- Sculpture: The Third Dimension
- The Tudors: Painting the Past
- The Victorians: Painting the Past

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Dutch and Flemish Old Masters; 18th Century European Painting; 17th and 18th Century European portraits and Landscapes; British and European Sculpture 15th - 19th Century; 20th Century Sculpture; British Marine Painting; Victorian Painting; Early 20th Century British Painting; Post War and Contemporary British art.

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