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Object Handling

Every Thursday, 12.30pm-2.30pm

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Look out for the hands on desk where our volunteers will help you investigate objects from our handling collection. The topic this summer is whaling. Objects include a massive vertebra from a whale's back bone and a harpoon used by Hull whaling men. Suitable for all…

Transport Tots (Term Time Only)

Every Monday (During Term Time), 10am-11.30am

Venue: Streetlife Museum

For Under 5s with cars, trains and planes on the brain! Toys, songs, crafts and a story exploring different themes each week. Free, Drop in

Ferens: Hull's Philanthropist

Friday 13 January - Sunday 31 December 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

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 reopened in January allowing visitors to enjoy the permanent collection in…

Pietro Lorenzetti: Siena to Hull, A Masterpiece Revealed

Friday 13 January - Sunday 23 April 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Supported by the National Gallery Pietro Lorenzetti's stunning panel painting, Christ between Saints Paul and Peter (c.1320), is unveiled for the first time following its acquisition by the Ferens Art Gallery in 2013. Having undergone extensive conservation treatment and research at the National Gallery, London,…

Fabulous Felines!

16 January - 31 March 2017

Venue: Streetlife Museum

The exhibition is devoted to the work of the Edwardian musical theatre performer and postcard artist Violet Roberts, who lived the majority of her adult life in Hull before moving on to Beverley in later life. Her postcards feature comic, fashionably dressed cats.

Francis Bacon: Nervous System

Saturday 21 January - Monday 1 May 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Five Francis Bacon masterpieces join the Ferens Art Gallery's permanent collection redisplay. This includes one of Bacon's most revered and highly recognised masterpieces, Head VI (1949), from the Arts Council Collection. A master of modern British art, Bacon's series was inspired by Diego Velazquez's 17th-century…

Explore Art: Gallery Expedition

Every Tuesday, 10am-11.30am

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

For mini artists, explore texture, light, shape and colour each week through toys, song, materials and movement. Suitable for children aged 5 and under. Free, Drop in

Bacon Film Screening: The Battleship Potemkin

Thursday 23 March 2017, 7pm-8.45pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

The 1925 film The Battleship Potemkin will be screened alongside the Francis Bacon: Nervous System exhibition. This iconic film features scenes which provided early inspiration for the artist’s work and the selection of paintings on display at the Ferens. To enhance the film screening, acclaimed…

Imogen Tedbury: The ‘particular delightfulness of Sienese painting’ - collecting art from Siena in nineteenth-century Britain

Friday 24 March 2017, 1pm-2pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Imogen Tedbury, Sienese specialist at the Courtauld Institute of Art and the National Gallery, will explore the long history of British taste for Siena, Sienese painting and the art of the Lorenzetti. £5 per person (Free for Friends of the Ferens members ), Ticketed Event,…

Weeping Window

Saturday 25 March - Sunday 14 May 2017

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Weeping Window will open at Hull Maritime Museum between mid April and mid May 2017 specially presented by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a…

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