The Ferens Art Gallery was opened in 1927 and combines an internationally renowned permanent collection with thriving programmes of exhibitions and Live Art. The gallery’s first-class permanent collection of paintings and sculpture spans the medieval period to the present day. European Old Masters, particularly Dutch and Flemish, portraiture, marine paintings, modern and contemporary British art, are amongst the strengths. Highlights include masterpieces by Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Peter Howson.

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