The Galleries hold a rich and varied collection from excellent 19th and 20th-century paintings to photographic works by Joseph McKenzie, as well as a good collection of ceramics and glass by contemporary Scottish makers.
The building is currently closed for the largest renovation project in its history, creating contemporary gallery spaces for the display of its substantial collections.
Guest editor’s note:
Dundee has a long heritage of civic collecting, amongst other accolades. The McManus started the first collection of fine art photography in Scotland. This new building is just what is needed to provide for the future of these important collections.
A major David Bachelor installation is well worth seeing, providing the visitor with a wonderful glow of coloured light through the central spaces of the building.
Reviewed by: Tina Fiske