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Tony Cragg at Castle Howard

3 May – 22 September 2024

Striking art in stunning surroundings
Castle Howard will host a collection of sculptures in 2024 by the internationally celebrated artist Tony Cragg. This is Castle Howard’s first ever headline contemporary sculpture exhibition; sculptures will appear in the House and Grounds, including inside the Temple of the Four Winds and in the Great Hall. As part of the exhibition, ‘Over the Earth’, one of Cragg’s most famous sculptures, will be presented outdoors for the very first time. 

Magical artistic experience
Viewing the sculptures against the backdrop of Castle Howard’s beautiful Gardens and landscapes, and inside the magnificent halls, will make for a magical artistic experience.

The artworks on display will celebrate Cragg’s rich imagination, showing the diverse ways and materials he uses to make sculpture. The artworks are surprising, hybrid forms that challenge our thoughts and emotions.
A catalogue by curator Dr Jon Wood will include an interview with the artist. The catalogue will be available to purchase from Castle Howard’s shops. 

Viewing the sculptures at Castle Howard will be included in Admissions tickets, available in the new year. 

More about artist Tony Cragg
Tony Cragg has been working and exhibiting since 1969. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1988, the prestigious Praemium Imperiale Award, Tokyo in 2007 and the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2017. He has exhibited extensively in museums worldwide: Tate Gallery, London (1988), Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Duesseldorf (1989), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and Musée du Louvre, Paris (2011), Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (2013), Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal and Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2016) and Boboli Gardens, Florence (2019).
He has lived in Wuppertal, Germany since 1977.

 Find out more about Tony Cragg

See more at York Minster
As part of the event, Castle Howard has partnered with York Minster, who will be showing Cragg’s sculpture ‘Field of Heaven’, plus two other sculptures outside Dean’s Park.