Although the lockdown is gradually being relaxed, at the moment there are no major changes to the government guidelines on meetings, we will keep you informed of any further developments via the website and email. In the meantime, for your interest we have included a short item on Beverley Art Gallery.
About Beverley Art Gallery
Beverley Art Gallery is a fine example of a purpose built Edwardian Art Gallery. It officially opened to the public on 23rd August 1910, after two local benefactors, John Edward Champney and William Spencer had approached the Town Council regarding funding for the new Museum and Art Gallery. The objectives of the Gallery were ‘to illustrate the history of the locality and to foster, by means of the art section, the love of the beautiful and the appreciation of fine arts’.
There are two exhibition spaces, one showing works from the permanent collection and the other hosts a diverse range of temporary exhibitions with a lively programme of events and lectures.
The Gallery holds the largest collection of works by the celebrated early 20th Century artist, Frederick Elwell; and a renowned series of Victorian / Edwardian paintings "The Champney Bequest", plus other historic artworks relevant to the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Our Society brings people together through a shared curiosity for the arts. Our events provide welcoming places to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts. Our members contribute to and preserve our artistic heritage through volunteering and grants. Our work creates a better, healthier and more connected society.