The Mercer Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday and Bank Holiday Mondays 10am-5pm and Sundays 2-5pm. Admission is free.
About the Gallery
The Mercer Art Gallery is home to Harrogate district's fine art collection which consists of some 2000 works of art, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection includes works by William Powell Frith, Atkinson Grimshaw, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Dame Laura Knight, Alan Davie and many more. The collection is not on permanent display. There is a changing exhibition programme in each of the two gallery spaces which ranges from national touring exhibitions of painting, photography, sculpture and crafts to exhibitions from the permanent collections to displays by local artists.
Click on the links below to find out more about exhibitions, events, and other information for your visit to the gallery.
In the main gallery
Frank Holl: Emerging from the Shadows until 30th March 2014
Frank Holl (1845-1888) is one of the great painters of the Victorian period, notable for his tragic social realism as well as his penetrating portraits
Facing the Future: Sculpture from Harrogate's fine art collection
18 January - 10 May
The forgotten history of Harrogate's sculpture rediscovered in elegant display and exciting new research by writer and art historian Ann Compton.
In 2014 enjoy a celebration of Art and Yorkshire, World War I posters and Masterstrokes, a collection of touring works from York Art Gallery.