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.

Draw the Line: Old Masters to The Beano

  • 1 December 2015 — 28 August 2016 *on now

Drawing is one of the most basic and enduring of human activities. It remains one of the simplest and most effective forms of communication requiring only a pencil and paper, stick and sand or crayon and wall. It is little wonder then that drawing includes such a vast and all encompassing range of creativity.

The display features figure studies and portraiture, illustration, preparatory sketches, landscape and topography by historic and contemporary artists including Augustus John, Graeme Sutherland, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Will Maclean, Thomas Gainsborough, Amelia Long, William Gillies and Ian Fleming.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.mcmanus.co.uk/content/exhibitions/draw-line-old-masters-beano

Frances Walker, Late Summer, Antarctica, 2009

Charting New Waters: Recent Acquisitions to the City’s Permanent Collection

  • 7 May — 23 October 2016

The exhibition introduces two major acquisitions to Dundee’s collection, the result of two significant but very different partnerships.

Frances Walker is acknowledged as one of Scotland’s finest artists. Inspired by wild and remote places, she captures the edges of civilisation – scenes of rugged coastlines and craggy beaches. She had long wanted to visit the Antarctic and realised her ambition after being presented with the James McBey Travel Award in 2007. The result is a series of paintings in which she evokes the dramatic icescapes of Antarctica. It is the most significant gift by an artist to Dundee’s nationally significant fine art collection for over 25 years.

In 2015 eight ship models and related material, previously owned by the pioneering Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Company Ltd (DP&L) were acquired for the collection. This important acquisition highlights Dundee’s rich shipbuilding and maritime history as well as its important trading and passenger links. Saved for the City with the help of a number of individuals and organisations, these models are a significant addition to the collection.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.themcmanus.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.
Festival of Museums at the McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum

Dundee: A City of Innovation and Design, 1920-1940

  • 14 May 2016 7-9pm

Step back in time to the roaring 20s and 30s of Dundee, a time of jazz, cinema, comic books and much more. Hold onto your hats as the museum comes to life with dancing, music and costume from the time. You’ll also have the chance to meet Harold Plenderleith - “who?” we hear you say - well Plenderleith, a veritable hero of the museum world, revolutionised the conservation of museum objects after gaining his education in Dundee. There will be special screenings of a film clip showing Dundee in the 1930s, and highlights from our oral history archive will ensure you’re fully submerged in the era.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://fom2016mcmanus.eventbrite.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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