Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum

Aberdeen Art Gallery is the main visual arts exhibition space in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. It was founded in 1884, in a building designed by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie, with a sculpture court added in 1905.   In 1900 it received the art collection of Alexander Macdonald, a local granite merchant.

The gallery is noted for its fine collection of modern Scottish and international art, including works by Ken Currie, Gilbert & George, Ivor Abrahams, Bridget Riley and Bruce McLean.

The permanent collection includes 18th-century works by Henry Raeburn, William Hogarth, Allan Ramsay and Joshua Reynolds, and 20th-century works by Paul Nash and Francis Bacon,  The Post-Impressionists and the Scottish Colourists, as well as applied arts and crafts.

The central hall is supported by granite columns in a variety of colours, derived from different quarries in the local area and far beyond.

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This work is of a tall ship in Dundee docks by Malcolm Cheape (mixed media).