Exhibition Opening at York Art Gallery - 'Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond, 1450-2020'
On the evening of Thursday 10 October, York Art Gallery held the opening of its new exhibition Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond, 1450-2020, which has been curated by Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein (University of York) with Dr Beatrice Bertram and Dr Jenny Alexander (both York Art Gallery). University of York students at all levels were also involved in its preparation.
See below for photographs from the opening, at which Reyahn King (Chief Executive of York Museums Trust), Dr Nuechterlein, and Dr Susan Foister (Deputy Director and Director of Collections, National Gallery, London) gave speeches.
With the Dieric Bouts' Workshop painting Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child (late 15th century) at its centre, the exhibition features Dutch and Flemish art and explores how artists have created images from the northern Renaissance to the present day. As well as loans from regional and national collections and works of art from York Art Gallery's own collection, it includes paintings by contemporary artist Christopher Cook.
Read more about the exhibition, which runs until 26 January 2020.