The McManus : Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

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

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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.
Patricia Macdonald, Blanket Bog and Felled Forest, The Great Glen, 1987 © Patricia Macdonald, Dundee City Council (Dundee Art Galleries and Museums)

A Silvered Light - Scottish Art Photography from the City's Permanent Collection

  • 6 December 2013 — 30 November 2014 *on now

Scottish Art Photography selected from Dundee City’s permanent collection will be displayed in an exhibition organised by The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum.

This exhibition will showcase images from over 50 photographers collected in the 28 years following the purchase of two important early photographs by Thomas Joshua Cooper in 1985. Dundee was the first local authority to collect fine art photography and this has resulted in a significant collection representing many of the major Scottish-based photographers of the late twentieth century.

Scotland has had a leading role in the development of photography – indeed it is claimed that photography is the only art form that Scots have practiced to the highest standard from the time of its invention. This exhibition will allow visitors to explore the different ways in which the selected artists used the medium of photography in fine art and include work from Calum Colvin, Oscar Marzaroli, Maud Sulter, Emma Hamilton, Patricia MacDonald and David Williams.

The exhibition will be changing focus throughout the year. In addition, there will be a series of linked events taking place throughout 2014. Please check the McManus website and Facebook for updated information

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk/

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.

Victoriana Dundee, Bazaar at the Museum

  • 17 May 2014 6:30-8:30pm

For one night only the McManus will come to Victorian life with art, music, stories, costume, games and famous characters from Dundee’s past. The Victorian gothic revival museum provides a stunning and atmospheric backdrop to this unique event that will transport you back in time to the bazaars and grand exhibitions of the 19th Century. Let characters like formidable whaling Captain Alexander Fairweather and intrepid journalists Bessie Maxwell and Marie Imandt guide you through what life was really like in Victorian Dundee then mix in a little of the 21st Century as you pose for a family portrait in the very Victorian Instagram photo studio. This is one night at the museum that really will bring history to life!

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk/

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