Ferens Art Gallery
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The Ferens Art Gallery is an art gallery in the English city of Kingston upon Hull. The site and money for the gallery were donated to the city by Thomas Ferens, after whom it is named. The architects were S. N. Cooke and E. C. Davies. Opened in 1927, it was restored and extended in 1991. The gallery features an extensive array of both permanent collections and roving exhibitions. Among the exhibits is a portrait of an unknown woman by Frans Hals. The building also houses a children's gallery and a popular cafe. The building is now a Grade II listed building.
In 2013, the gallery acquired a fourteenth-century painting by Pietro Lorenzetti, depicting Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter. The acquisition was jointly funded by the Ferens Endowment Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Art Fund.
In May 2015, it was announced that the gallery would get a £4.5 million makeover to enable it to host the Turner Prize in 2017 as part of the UK City of Culture programme. The gallery reopens in early 2017.
Art in the Ferens Art Gallery
Frans Hals, Portrait of a Woman (between 1655 and 1660)
Frederic Leighton, Electra at the Tomb of Agamemnon, 1869
Charles Edward Perugini, A Summer Shower, c. 1888
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- "Ferens Art Gallery". Hull City Council. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
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- "Hull's Ferens Art Gallery acquires £1.6 million masterpiece". BBC News. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
- "Turner Prize a 'honeypot' for Hull". BBC News. BBC. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
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