The McManus : Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

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The McManus is a magnificent Victorian, Gothic building where art, history and the environment combine to offer a facinating insight into Dundee. The McManus has recently undergone an exciting and extensive redevelopment project, to transform the facility into a museum and art gallery for the 21st century. The facility features new displays, cafe and retail area, while still retaining the original Gothic architecture of the building. A Creative Learning Suite and hands-on activities incorporating the latest technology also enhance the overall visitor experience.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 12.30-16.30
Last entry is 15 minutes before gallery closing time.

Admission charges

Admission Free

Collection details

Archaeology, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Stewart Carmichael, The Artist’s Wife, oil, 1897.

Revealing Characters

  • 10 April — 31 December 2018 *on now

This major exhibition of portraiture is selected entirely from Dundee’s nationally significant fine art collection. Through paintings, sculpture and photography we look at the diverse range of artistic styles that artists have taken in their continuing challenge to depict the human form. Works include Stewart Carmichael’s affectionate portrayal of his wife and Wolfgang Tillmans’ sophisticated selfie - wolfsnap.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk

Bash Street’s Back at The McMenace

Bash Street's Back At The McMenace!

  • 2 June — 21 October 2018 *on now

The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum is celebrating the 80th birthday of Beano this summer. A special collaboration with DC Thomson’s Beano Studios in an awesome exhibition ‘Bash Street’s Back at The McMenace’ coming to Dundee, the world’s capital of comics.

The exhibition is a fun and rebellious look at Beano at 80. The show takes in the history of DC Thomson as well as the story of printing and the birth of Beano. There is a special focus on the hilarious Bash Street Kids with their characteristic slapstick humour. Artists and writers who made up Beano’s team and influenced the look and content throughout the years also feature. Alongside is an illustration of how a comic is put together and a glance at the eclectic mix of Beano merchandise that has hit the shelves over the past 80 years.

Featured in the show are objects from the DC Thomson archive and the city’s collections. Included is a rare first edition Beano, traditional linotype machine and of course much loved Dennis the Menace fan club memorabilia.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE. No need to book, just drop in!

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk/content/news/bash-streets-back

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Navigate, Create!

Navigate, Create!

  • 28 July 2018 2-3:15pm
  • 18 August 2018 2-3:15pm
  • 22 September 2018 2-3:15pm

Join the Creative Learning Team on a journey through the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. These fun, interactive sessions are designed especially for families to explore and create together, through gallery tours and hands-on activities. Suitable for children under 12 yrs and their families.

FREE. Booking essential on (01382) 307200.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE. Booking essential on (01382) 307200.

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk

A Day To Play

A Day To Play

  • 15 July 2018 2:30-3:15pm
  • 19 August 2018 2:30-3:15pm
  • 16 September 2018 2:30-3:15pm

Spend a magical afternoon with Shaper/Caper in the Museum’s Creative Learning Studio. With a different theme each month, these interactive workshops feature song, dress-up, dance and play and are led by professional dancers and award-winning choreographer, Thomas Small. Perfect for children of all ages and their grown-ups!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE. Booking essential at www.shapercaper.com

The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery  & Museum

Talks & Tours: What’s in Store

  • 5 July 2018 1-1:30pm

Watercolours and prints spend most of the time in store for their long-term preservation. Come behind the scenes and discover how we store and care for our superb collection of artworks on paper

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE. Booking essential on (01382) 307200.

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk

Stewart Carmichael, Isabel C S Ross, oil, 1932 © Dundee City Council (Dundee Art Galleries and Museums)

Talks & Tours: Revealing Characters

  • 6 September 2018 1-1:30pm

Join us for a colourful introduction to some of the remarkable individuals who have been captured for posterity in the City’s fine art collection.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE. No need to book, just drop in!

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk

Dundee Doors Open Weekend: The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum

Dundee Doors Open Weekend: The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum

  • 8 September 2018 10:30am-12:30pm

Some 10% of the City’s art collection is on display within The McManus - the rest is in store. To find out what kind of artworks are there, take this rare opportunity to drop in, meet the art curators and see the store in action.

We encourage visitors to drop in throughout the morning. Note that numbers within the store will be limited to a maximum of 20 at any one time. Access will be on a first come, first served basis.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE. No need to book, just drop in!

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk

The McManus : Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum
Albert Square
Meadowside
Dundee
DD1 1DA
Scotland

Website

www.leisureandculturedundee.com

E-mail

general information

themcmanus@leisureandculturedundee.com

Telephone

01382 307200

Fax

01382 307207

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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