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/

Jeepers Creepers: The works of Eduardo Paolozzi from Dundee Collections

  • 13 September — 2 November 2014 *on now

A selection of work by Eduardo Paolozzi, arguably one of the most inventive artists of the 20th Century, will be on display in a temporary exhibition at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum.

This exhibition formed following repeated requests by regular visitors to see Paolozzi’s Ettso, a large scale sculpture that is held within the Dundee Collections and was a popular element of the permanent display prior to the redevelopment of The McManus. Central to this new display is the major work Jeepers Creepers which Paolozzi gave to the City in 1972. These two works are augmented by prints from the City of Dundee and the University of Dundee's collections, thus bringing all Paolozzi's works in Dundee collections together for the first time.

Paolozzi’s work spans a huge range of media and subject matter, driven by his insatiable curiosity and imagination. He developed a series of distinct styles in a range of media – ultimately becoming best known as a sculptor and printmaker. His early exposure to Surrealism was an enduring influence and his appropriation and reworking of found images and forms can be credited, in part, to their passion for collage. He had a fascination with science, technology and popular culture creating works were the antithesis of the calm, ordered minimalism that was prevalent in British art of the time.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

There’s a Credit Crunch, Not a Creative Crunch. Aida Wild 2011 London Screenprint © Victoria and Albert Museum, London/Aida Wild

A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution

  • 13 November 2014 — 4 January 2015

Over 70 original posters (from print collectives, celebrated artists, graphic designers and anonymous poster-makers), will be displayed in a stimulating exhibition that identifies how posters have been used to mobilise, educate and organise many varied causes and campaigns around the world. Ranging from the early 20th century right up to examples from recent protests in Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt, the posters bring together highly creative graphic design and photography with slogans which span international boundaries and languages.

A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution is the fourth in the series of partnership projects with The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum presenting touring exhibitions from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London as part of the pre-opening programme of exhibitions for V&A Museum of Design Dundee.

The display looks at a century of posters agitating for political action, drawn primarily from the Victoria & Albert Museum’s outstanding poster collection, including new acquisitions gathered from recent outbursts of protests and loans of rare posters from the Northern Ireland Political Collection held at the Linden Hall Library in Belfast. The posters have been produced under many different conditions: from Apartheid to the Vietnam War and British miners’ strikes. The display brings together some of the most potent, and in many cases controversial, images used to declare opposition to major events and campaigns throughout the world. Together they demonstrate the extraordinary power a poster can have and how different graphic strategies and visual vocabularies of protest emerge and evolve.

Exhibition organised by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

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