Tag: Collections


Dried maize on a herbarium sheet

Rooted in History: Zea Mays

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Corn is more than just a food. Discover its many uses and fascinating history, explored through the herbarium specimens in the Leeds collection.
A John Atkinson Grimshaw painting in a gold frame

Artist’s captivating moonlit masterpiece comes home to Leeds

An atmospheric riverside scene created by one of the city’s most celebrated artists is coming home after being acquired by Leeds Art Gallery. Reflections on the Aire - on strike was painted by Leeds-born John Atkinson Grimshaw in 1879, a…


fossilised shells

Easter Holidays: Fantastic Fossils

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Get up close to our fantastic fossil collection and become a palaeontologist for the day. Make your own fossils and take a tour of the store too!
A sculpture by Jill McKnight with brightly coloured arms reaching out

Jill McKnight: Desire Lines

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The voices, stories and songs of generations of Leeds residents have inspired a thought-provoking new exhibition from local artist Jill McKnight.
Work on paper by Leeds artist Phil May

Phil May Portrait Project: Laughs and Sorrows

Join us in the gallery or online as we decipher Phil May's portrait in collaboration with local communities.
Shell shapes and sewing materials

Stitch : Collage

Take inspiration from Eileen Agar and the Art Library's special collections to create your own bespoke tote bag through textile collage.