I was delighted to attend the preview of the exhibition on Thursday evening. The painting is well worth a visit. It is on display in the McManus Galleries from tomorrow until 5th September. Since its reopening the McManus has been a great success and I am sure that this will be a further reason to visit the Galleries.
I am delighted that this important part of the national art collection is on display in Dundee. I first called for this to happen when I was the Convener of Leisure, Arts and Communities. We should be clear that the best in art and culture does not just belong in London or Edinburgh. Dundee has a fabulous collection of art, we should be proud of it and promote it. I hope that the City Council will continue to work with the National Galleries in London and Edinburgh to continue to bring the best in art to the people of Dundee. Our city has a well-deserved and growing reputation for cultural and artistic excellence and this is another example of this. It is excellent to see the arts bodies in London, Edinburgh and Dundee working together.
Further details can be found on the exhibition at the McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum here.