York Art Gallery is preparing to reopen – and one of its first exhibitions of the summer will be chosen by you.
Along with the Castle Museum, the gallery will reopen on Saturday, 1 August, aka Yorkshire Day.
And in anticipation, the gallery is inviting you to choose the paintings you love and have missed the most – and you can vote on this page!
From Barbara Hepworth to Albert Moore, Paul Nash to Bridget Riley, Your Art Gallery – Paintings Chosen by You will showcase a selection of works from the gallery’s rich collection of paintings, voted for by the public, alongside further works chosen through Twitter polls.
Scroll down and click on the paintings you like most. You can choose as many as you want.
Alternatively you can go to the York Museums Trust website and vote there, and even add your own label.
The online vote will involve 20 of the most famous and popular works from the gallery’s permanent collection – none of which were on display prior to lockdown – from L.S. Lowry to David Hockney. The 10 most popular will feature in the show
Dr Beatrice Bertram, senior curator, said: “We are really excited to be reopening our galleries and welcoming people back to come and see the wonderful art in our collections.
“We thought what better way to reopen than by giving our audiences the opportunity to choose the paintings they want to see.
You’ve got until Friday (24 July) to vote. Then we’ll pass on our poll to York Museums Trust.
The exhibition will then open on 20 August.
Choose your favourite York Art Gallery painting
The Return to the Front – Victoria Railway Station
Richard Jack (1866 - 1952), The Return to the Front: Victoria Railway Station, 1916, oil on canvas
Paul Nash (1889 - 1946), Winter Sea, 1925-37, oil on canvas
The Bandstand, Peel Park, Salford
Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887 - 1976), The Bandstand, Peel Park, Salford, 1931, oil on canvas
Henri Fantin-Latour (1836 - 1904), White Roses, 1875, oil on canvas
Barbara Hepworth (1903 - 1975), Surgeon Waiting, 1948, oil and graphite on paper
Study 4 for Painting with Two Verticals
Bridget Riley (b.1931), Study 4 for Painting with Two Verticals, 2004, watercolour
Cheyne Walk in Sunshine
Paul Maitland (1863 - 1909), Cheyne Walk in Sunshine, 1887-88, oil on canvas
Harold Gilman (1876 - 1919), Beechwood, Gloucestershire, 1914-19, oil on canvas
Alfred Walter Bayes (1832 - 1909), Day Dreams, 1902-03, oil on canvas
The Bird Cage
Barbara McKenzie-Smith (1902 - 1996), The Bird Cage, unknown date, oil on canvas
Diana and Endymion
Giovanni Antonio Burrini (1656 - 1727), Diana and Endymion, 1681-91, oil on canvas
Venus and Cupid
William Etty (1787 - 1849), Venus and Cupid, c.1830, oil on canvas
The Balcony at the Alhambra
Spencer Gore (1878 - 1914), The Balcony at the Alhambra, 1911-12, oil on canvas
Egyptian Head Disappearing into Descending Clouds
David Hockney (b.1937), Egyptian Head Disappearing into Descending Clouds, 1961, oil on canvas
Bernardo Cavallino (1616 - 1656), St Agatha, 1635-45, oil on canvas
Albert Joseph Moore (1841 - 1893), A Venus, 1869, oil on canvas
The Deposition and Rolling Away of the Stone
Stanley Spencer (1891 - 1959), The Deposition and Rolling Away of the Stone, 1956, oil on canvas
The Misses Santley
Henry Scott Tuke (1858 - 1929), The Misses Santley, 1880, oil on canvas
David Bomberg (1890 - 1957), The Bath, 1922, oil on canvas