Dundee Art Galleries
(Dundee, Scotland, UK)
Visitors to Dundee may not be overwhelmed by the selection of art galleries, although what is here is likely to be more than enough for most. On the ground floor of the University of Dundee Museum
, the Tower Foyer Gallery is a particular highlight, while on the first floor, the Lamb Gallery provides further interest, as well as the temporary exhibitions within the foyer of the Baxter Conference Suite and in the River Rooms.
At the Contemporary Arts venue in the Nethergate area of Dundee are many striking modern paintings and frequent workshops. The city's municipal art museum, the McManus Galleries can be found within a glorious great Gothic Victorian mansion, spread over two floors and set in extensive grounds. Here you can enjoy lunchtime talks, hands-on fun, popular art classes and creative family activities.
Address: Nethergate, Dundee, Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 01382 909 900
Forming the heart of the city's Cultural Quarter, the Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) gallery specialises in all manner of modern art, with both UK and international artists exhibited here. There is always lots going on, with regular workshops and handicrafts demonstrations, and the opportunity to watch artists being creative within the printmaker studios. The onsite Jute Cafe Bar is on hand should you need refreshments after you have appreciated the canvasses.
Open hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 10:30 to 17:30, Thursday - 10:30 to 20:30, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:30
Address: Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee, Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 01382 307 200
Established in the 1860s and recently totally refurbished, the award-winning McManus Art Gallery offers displays of art, history and the breathtaking Scottish environment, which combine to give visitors the full flavour of the city's colourful past.
Themed exhibitions include 'Landscapes and Lives', 'Here and Now', and the Victoria Gallery, where important portraits of Scottish figures from history are displayed beneath a dramatic vaulted glass ceiling.
Also notable is the Creative Learning Suite in the atrium, some relics from the Iron Age, a modern retail area and a popular cafe, which features an open-air terrace area - perfect for a sunny day. This is a don't-miss, if only for the building itself.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 12:30 to 16:30