Jan van Huysum Visits 15th-19th June

15th June 2021

We have some very special news…
Image: Jan van Huysum ‘Flowers in a Terracotta Vase’ (1736-7), The National Gallery London
Barnsley Markets will host the National Galleries latest touring exhibition –  Jan van Huysum Visits -which will see Van Huysum’s magnificent Flowers in a Terracotta Vase (1736-7) displayed in a unit space on the Ground Floor (No 13)

The exhibition sees the painting pop up in unusual or unexpected non-museum venues with the aim being to engage with local communities in new and different ways.
The painting has fascinating links to Barnsley – Cannon Hall Museum, the jewel in the town’s cultural crown, has an artwork by the same artist in its outstanding collection. Another stunning work entitled ‘Flower Piece’ has been recently restored and will be on display at Cooper Gallery at the same time, where you can discover more about this fascinating artist and his work.  A beautiful trail, a collaboration between Barnsley Museums and the National Gallery, will be marked out by large crocheted flowers which will link the two artworks together between the market and the gallery. The trail is made up of seven designated stops, each chosen for its significance in the town’s history or the flowers and plants that appear in the area.
Barnsley Museums invited members of Action for Asperger’s and Autism Barnsley to find out more about the painting in a series of sessions with curators from Barnsley and the National Gallery. The group was fascinated by the detail in the painting and wrote a poem together in response, and this  has been used in the interpretation alongside the painting during its visit to Barnsley.

We do hope you will come along to the town centre for this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Jan Van Huysum Visits
Open 15th- 19th June 2021
Free to enter
Barnsley indoor market is open from 8:30am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday
The Cooper Gallery is open 10am – 3pm Monday to Saturday

mage: Jan van Huysum from The National Gallery London
‘Jan van Huysum Visits’ is organised by the National Gallery
Jan van Huysum Visits 15th-19th June