Ferens Art Gallery

People watching a curator give a talk in front of Cezanne's Card Player painting

The Ferens Art Gallery is an ambitious and forward-looking institution, which originally opened in 1927 in a handsome civic building, whose prominent site reflects its ongoing role in the life of the city. Its collection of some 2,500 works ranges chiefly from the 16th century to the present day and includes a noted group of Old Master paintings, positioning it as one of the most important regional galleries in England.

In 2017, The Courtauld was proud to support the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull during the city’s historic tenure as UK City of Culture with a major partnership loan of Edouard Manet’s Dejeuner sur l’Herbe. The loan was on display at The Ferens from 22 April – 13 August, as part of the temporary exhibition SKIN; the inaugural major exhibition to be hosted at the gallery following its £4.5 million refurbishment.

Following the success of this collaboration, in 2018 The Ferens hosted Cézanne Card Players: A Masterwork from The Courtauld Gallery, London and throughout 2020 and 2021 we are working together to reach young people in the city, with an exhibition featuring a masterpiece from The Courtauld’s collection selected and curated by the Future Ferens.

Take a closer look

Cezanne Exhibition at The Ferens

Cézanne’s Card Players

Find out more about this exhibition exploring peasant and rural life, featuring The Courtauld’s Card Players painting alongside works from The Ferens’ collection


Get Involved

You can find out more about the Ferens and the project in Hull by visiting their website or getting in touch:
W: https://www.hcandl.co.uk/museums-and-galleries/ferens
T: 01482 300300
E: info@hcandl.co.uk