Our March reception at York Art Gallery, in collaboration with the University’s Department of History of Art, made our annual celebration of philanthropy a night to remember for over 100 friends and supporters.
Completely unique to York Art Gallery, FLESH showcased more than 60 modern and contemporary works. The collection explored the fragile boundary that exists between flesh and the world, and the ways in which that boundary has been probed and explored by artists working across a diverse range of media and visual forms.
Not only was the FLESH exhibition co-curated by former University of York staff member Dr Jo Applin, in collaboration with our Department of History of Art, but Dr Applin was also on hand to answer any questions and give private tours of her collection through the course of the evening.
University of York Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Koen Lamberts, emphasised the importance of philanthropy in his address, highlighting how much of a difference your support has made to the Equal Access Scholars.
Head of Department Professor Michael White, and Professor Anthony Geraghty, spoke about the long and distinguished tradition of the University working in collaboration with museums and galleries. These partnerships, particularly those with the York Museums Trust, the National Gallery London and the Tate, are what sets our Department of History of Art apart from other universities across the country.