The More You Look, The More You See – Tuesday 19 September 2017, 6pm

A new exhibition explores the rich collections of objects and art from Dundee’s past, as part of the celebrations of The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum’s 150th Anniversary. Calum Colvin’s ‘Museography’ positions a number of his intriguing photographs within the galleries of The McManus for all to see.

But all is not what it seems. Look closely at the stunning images, and you’ll discover a magical and puzzling world, where familiar become fascinating and mysterious. In each photograph, the more you look, the more you see.

Join us for this talk from Prof Calum Colvin, from the University of Dundee, followed by a discussion. This talk will finish at 7pm. The event will be followed by a short guided tour of the exhibition for interested members of the audience.

Everyone is welcome. This event is free and non-bookable. Places are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 5pm.

Hearts – Behind the Exhibition – Tuesday 8th September 2015, 6pm

A warm welcome to you all after our summer break.  We have got a fantastic series of discussions planned for you from September 2015 to June 2016.

Catherine Richards - Charged Hearts Prof Nikolai Zhelev and Curator Clare Brennan will discuss the exhibition ‘Hearts’ which is part of pair of shows title ‘Hearts and Minds’ across two spaces; the Hannah Maclure Centre at Abertay University and LifeSpace at the University of Dundee.

This talk will focus on the Hannah Maclure Centre exhibition which explores scientific and artistic research relating to our life-giving organ, examining incredible breakthroughs in life sciences research and
sharing the work of internationally renowned artists
whose practice is concerned with the heart.

In Prof  Zhelev’s lab, miniature beating hearts are developed from human cells reprogrammed to grow as tiny hearts which are then used to investigate preventions and cures of heart disease. This inspired an exhibition of work from artists working across a variety of media, examining the heart in transplantation, the heart as a system and the heart as a poetic object.

Opening times for the exhibitions are as follows:
Hearts Exhibition: Preview night – Friday 11 September, 6pm-8pm
Runs until Friday 23 October 2015 at Hannah Maclure Centre, Abertay University

Minds Exhibition: Preview night – Friday 18 September, 5pm-7pm
Runs until Saturday 18 October 2015 at LifeSpace, University of Dundee

Join us in the relaxed atmosphere of the McManus Café for a short talk followed by your chance to ask questions and discuss the topic. Everyone is welcome. Free. Non-bookable. Places are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Doors open at 5pm. This event is likely to last one hour.

The V&A at Dundee – A Cultural Collaboration – 4th October 2011

V&A at Dundee will be an international centre for design housed in a world-class building at the heart of Dundee’s waterfront. It will host major exhibitions of international design, celebrate Scotland’s design heritage, inspire and promote contemporary talent, and encourage design innovation for the future.

Kengo Kuma's winning design for the V&A Dundee


Come along to The McManus at 6pm on 4th October 2011 to join Philip Long, recently appointed director of the V&A at Dundee, in conversation with James Brining, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dundee Rep Theatre. Philip and James will discuss the cultural collaboration underpinning the V&A at Dundee, and how cultural institutions can work together in innovative ways to strengthen and grow the City’s cultural offering for the benefit of all.

The recently opened exhibition ‘Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee’ – the first in a series of partnership projects between The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London as part of the pre-opening programme for the V&A at Dundee -will also be discussed. The exhibition will be open at the end of this event, with the building closing at 8pm.

This event is free, open to everyone and will last approximately one hour.

Contrary to reports in the media this event is non-ticketed and non-bookable. There is limited seating that will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. The McManus remains open all day up to the start of this event.