As well as Salts Mill mentioned in yesterday's post, I visited for the first time Cartwright Hall with its very good Hockney Room, and The Hepworth in Wakefield which I loved.
Unusually for me I didn't take any photographs at The Hepworth but you can see images here aned here. I loved the architecture by Chipperfield and the way the building relates to the surroundings. There is a new garden, a very tempting shop and we had a delicious lunch in the restaurant. We went by train from York and there is a free bus from the station to the gallery in peak hours.
Rather special, and I will certainly visit it again. All these museums and galleries are free!
York City Art Gallery is no longer free sadly,(but worth a York Museum Trust season ticket - lots of concessions). Brilliant ceramics department.
Until Jan you can experience Immersive Van Gogh in St Mary's in Coppergate, York. I wasn't sure how I would like this digital animation of the works of Van Gogh - an artist whose work I do love - but if you lie back in your deck chair (!) and just give yourself up to it, it is quite enchanting.
One of the wonderful things about all these museums and galleries is that they are not crowded, you can go at your own pace and the quality of the work on show is often first rate.
Can you recommend any such galleries in your area?