Art gallery

825t – Marmara University Museum, Istanbul

30 Sep , 2018  

This is free and almost empty, bliss. We enjoy looking at the contemporary art collection plus a special exhibition on the father of Turkey’s graphic design, İhap Hulusi Görey. Enjoy a few afternoon drinks at a nearby bar.

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821 – Scarborough Art Gallery

31 Jul , 2018  

Buy an annual pass, good value at £3. Spend a few hours enjoying the permanent collection on the first floor which includes many paintings of local scenes, the John Atkinson-Grimshaws being my favourites, and on the ground floor Tom Laughton’s collection (brother of the actor Charles and local hotelier), plus the two temporary exhibitions I […]

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770 – Holburne Museum, Bath

14 Jan , 2017  

Bath, January 2017

Enjoy a day out in Bath with James and Ed. After meeting them outside the train station and a catch up over a drink in a nearby cafe, we enjoy a super Nepalese meal at Yak Yeti Yak, then walk along the shop lined Pulteney Bridge designed by Robert Adam, down Great Pulteney Street to […]

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747a – York Art Gallery

29 Mar , 2016  

York, March 2016

We drive to York and use the Park and Ride at Monk’s Cross. After a lovely second breakfast in Betty’s tearoom, we head to the city art gallery. It is £7.50 each to get in but worth it (Neal thinks it is a bit steep to get in) to look at the latest temporary exhibition, […]

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741 – Tate Britain

10 Mar , 2016  

Enjoy 40 minutes exploring the permanent collection (walk through the Jacobean to Victorian rooms) and a few of the temporary exhibitions including one of images of alcoholism and drunkeness.

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730ad – Byzantine and Museum and Art Gallery, Archbishop Makarios Cultural Centre

9 Oct , 2015  

Archbishop Makarios Cultural Centre, Nicosia

We walk across the courtyard to the Archbishop Makarios Cultural Centre to pay the €4 each (excellent value, well worth it) to visit the Byzantine Museum and Art Gallery. It is full of icons, the largest and most valuable collection on the island. Well over 200 icons that span the 8th to the 19th centuries, […]

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728 – Courtauld Institute of Art

16 Sep , 2015  

Pay the £7 entrance fee (which is well worth it) to spend an hour and a half at the end of the afternoon to explore a first class collection; not large, but enough to take in. The temporary summer showcase exhibition is “Unfinished” and is a selection of items from the collection that have been […]

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720a – York Art Gallery

4 Aug , 2015  

York, August 2015

Catch the 9.50am train from Scarborough to York. It is a breezy day with some sunshine. Pay the £7.50 to look around the renovated York Art Gallery which opened again on the 1st August (appropriately as this was Yorkshire day) after being closed for two and a half years for an £8m redevelopment; this included […]

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709a – Leeds City Art Gallery

9 Jun , 2015  

Have a quick look around the main collections, although there are not many galleries open; some are locked up, some being rearranged, so it only feels like a small selection on display. However, what is on display is high quality. I especially like the Holman Hunt, Waterhouse and some very fine 20th century paintings. I […]

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692 – Scarborough Art Gallery

3 Apr , 2015  

South Bay, Scarborough

We use annual passes to get in for free on a very wet, gloomy Good Friday in Scarborough. We thoroughly enjoy the latest temporary exhibition, Summer snaps, various photos of Scarborough taken by holiday makers or of various entertainments throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. There are some fascinating shots of how Scarborough used to […]

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