Consider the Lilies Exhibition at the McManus Art Gallery and Museum

‘Consider the lilies’ – to celebrate the opening of the new McManus Art Gallery and Museum this showcase of around 50 Scottish masterpieces from 1910 – 1980 will open to the public on the Official Opening Day – 28th February 2010.

Most of the leading artists of the period are featured, including Edward Baird, John Bellany, the Scottish Colourists, Stanley Cursiter, John Duncan, Will Maclean, Alberto Morrocco and James McIntosh Patrick, highlighting the best of Dundee’s permanent collection in the Scottish and English capitals.

Consider the Lilies is the title of a painting in the exhibition by Peter Collins. The pot of three lilies represents Dundee’s coat of arms, which symbolises the Virgin Mary, the city’s patron saint. Dundee has an artistic heritage of which to be proud. Its unique position, situated on one of the most beautiful estuaries in Europe, amid the hinterlands of Fife and the Scottish north-east coast, has long been a source of creative inspiration. Many of the artists in the exhibition, such as Alberto Morrocco and James McIntosh Patrick, strongly identified with the city.

The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum
Albert Square, Meadowside
Dundee DD1 1DA

Tel: +44 (0) 1382 307200
Fax: +44 (0) 1382 307207

The exhibition runs from 28th February until mid-July 2010.