Exhibitions

 

Museum Services stages an exciting programme of free public exhibitions based on our collections and on related loans from other institutions and private collections.

Check out our current and previous shows.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY, OUR EXHIBITIONS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FROM 18 MARCH. WE HOPE TO RE-OPEN SOON!

    PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EXHIBITIONS ARE NOW TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY. WE HOPE TO RE-OPEN LATER IN THE YEAR.

    • River Deep Mountain High - an exhibition by the University Archives in the Lamb Gallery featuring creative responses to environmental collections

    • Ellis O'Connor - a solo exhibition by the acclaimed DJCAD graduate in the Tower Foyer Gallery

    • Cutting Edge: the History of Surgery in Dundee - a permanent display in Dundee Science Centre by the Tayside Medical History Museum

    • Life Cycles - a display in Dundee Science Centre using specimens from the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum showing how various animals grow and develop.

    • Medicine & Health - a display in Dundee Science Centre showing medicines and medical equipment from the Tayside Medical History Museum & Biochemistry collections.

     

     

     

     

     

    2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 20142013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005 / 2004 / 2003 / 2002 / 2001 / 2000 and before

     


    2019

    • Living Together - an exhibition in the Lamb Gallery about housing in Dundee

    • THIS - an exhibition in the Tower Foyer celebrating poet and teacher Jim Stewart

    • Art for All: The Pioneering Story of Public Art in Dundee - a major exhibition in the Lamb Gallery

    • Scottish Art 1800-1900 - a selection from our collections in the Tower Foyer Gallery

    • Designed to Inspire- a poster exhibition in Slessor Gardens showing design images from the Duncan of Jordanstone College Collection

    • Sew: Together - The Legacy of Marion Stewart - an exhibition of textiles and embroidery in the Lamb Gallery

    • The Art of Reading - an exhibition of art and books in the Tower Foyer Gallery

    • Bodies, Botanicals & Bindings: Reimagining Rare Books - an exhibition by the University Archives in the Lamb Gallery

    • Recent Acquisitions - new additions to our collections on show in the Tower Foyer Gallery

     


    2018


    2017

    • Exponential Growth - an exhibition by DJCAD students celebrating the centenary of On Growth and Form

    • Harmonious Complexity - a major exhibition in the Lamb Gallery celebrating the centenary of On Growth and Form

    • bubble, bulge, bleb - an art exhibition in LifeSpace celebrating the centenary of On Growth and Form

    • Girls in Print - an exhibition exploring female figures in British Comics

    • Stewart Carmichael: Celtic Visions - a major art exhibition in the Lamb Gallery

    • Botanica Mathematica - a textile taxonomy in the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

    • Evocation - an exhibition for the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology

    • Good Vibrations - the University in 1967 - celebrating 50 years as an independent institution

    • Way Back When - photographs by Duncan of Jordanstone student Walter Simms taken in 1968-73, in the Tower Foyer Gallery

    • Alec Muir - a retrospective exhibition in the Lamb Gallery

    • Body of Work- an exhibition from abcD (artists' book collection Dundee) in Centrespace

    • Recent Acquisitions - some of the latest additions to our art collections on display in the Tower Foyer Gallery


    2016


    2015


    2014

    2013


    2012

     


    2011

     


    2010


    2009

    • Treading the Boards - Theatres in Dundee

    • Artistic Differences - 100 Years of the Duncan of Jordanstone Bequest

    • Twenty Years Ago - celebrating 20 years of exhibitions in the Tower Foyer Gallery

    • A Delicate Operation - the History of Surgery in Tayside

    • Peter Flynn: Mementoes - new work by the former Duncan of Jordanstone student

    • A Sense of Place - landscapes from our fine art collections

    • Starblazer - the Official 30th anniversary Exhibition

    • as it is when it was - a companion exhibition to the DCA's 10th anniversary show

    • Dundee in Art - paintings, drawings and prints of the city past and present

    • Elusive Element - Celebrating Women's Achievements in STEM

    • Portrait - the art of 20th century portraiture


    2008


    2007

    • Still Life with Rabbits - an unusual exhibition from the Duncan of Jordanstone College Collection

    • Watch the Skies! - weather-related art to accompany the Culture & Arts Forum event

    • Dundee Medical School @ 40 - a special anniversary exhibition at the Medical History Museum

    • Dundee @ 40 - an exhibition to mark 40 years of the independent University of Dundee

    • Life on Paper - drawings and watercolours from the Duncan of Jordanstone College Collection

    • The College of Education Collection - rarely seen treasures from Gardyne Road on show in the Lamb Gallery

    • Creating Order - a celebration of Carl Linnaeus's 300th anniversary

    • Caird, Chemo & Caring - celebrating 100 years of Cancer Research in Dundee

    • People, Places, Performance - the Richard Demarco Archives

    • Biff! Bam!! Crikey!!! - a special comics exhibition for the Six Cities Design Festival

    • The Great Dundee-Stirling Art Exchange Exhibitions - we swap artworks with the University of Stirling

    • Around the World in Textiles - The Needlework Development Scheme Collection

    • From Across the Tay - Fife art and artists from the University's collections

    • The Duncan of Jordanstone College Collection - a selection in the Lamb Gallery

    • Design for Living - how design influences unusual aspects of our lives


    2006

    • Anatomy Acts - an extraordinary fusion of art, medicine and history

    • Art in Boxes - another chance to see this intriguing collection

    • Pills & Potions - Pharmacy in Tayside

    • Across the Spectrum - a colourful exhibition to tie in with the 2006 Culture Day

    • The University at 125 - our special anniversary exhibition

    • College Collection: Recent Acquisitions - work by recent Fine Art graduates

    • Images of Medical Science - stunning results of a photography competition at Ninewells

    • Art in Dundee - an exhibition from the Royal Scottish Academy

    • Love & War - our first exhibition to mark the University's 125th anniversary

    • Riddles of Form - a stunning mix of science and art


    2005

    • Joseph Lee - War Poet & Artist - an exhibition in the Tower Foyer & Lamb Galleries

    • Hospitals at War - Medical Care in Tayside 1939-45

    • Sea-Scapes - an exhibition tying in with the University's Culture Day, Time & Tide

    • Ian Hamilton Finlay - an 80th birthday celebration

    • Built Environments - an exhibition to accompany the 2005 SWIG conference

    • Look Closer - an exhibition on nursing at the Medical History Museum

    • Fe-Male? - an exhibition by Museum & Gallery students from St Andrews University

    • Scottish Art 1945-1960 - a display in the Tower Foyer


    2004

    • The Artist & the Thinker: John Duncan & Patrick Geddes in Dundee - our major exhibition at McManus Galleries

    • David Foggie: The Painters' Painter - a major retrospective of this extraordinary Dundee painter

    • Past & Present: Discovering Oriental Cultures - an exhibition by Chinese and Korean students from the Centre for Applied Language Studies

    • Stepping Stones - celebrating 15 years of the Medical History Museum

    • Cultural Nightmares - a display to accompany the English department's conference

    • Reading Pictures - a collaboration with the Scottish Word & Image Group

    • Textile Treasures - highlights from the University's collections

    • Shades of Green - a colour co-ordinated selection of student art in the Tower Foyer Gallery

    • Drawn to Tradition - life and antique studies in the Bradshaw space at DJCAD

    • Art in Boxes - an exhibition of box constructions

    • Chemistry Timeline - an exhibition for National Science Week

    • Beasts both small and great - celebrating D'Arcy Thompson and the Zoology Museum

    • A Sketch of the Universe - the results of artist Sally Osborn's residency in the Zoology Museum

    • College Collage - an exhibition marking 50 years of the Art College on Perth Road

    • In Celebration of Chairs - an exhibition from the Furniture Collection


    2003

    • Otorhinolaryngology - a display on treating diseases of the Ear, Nose & Throat

    • Landscape - an exhibition from the Fine Art Collections

    • A Steggall Selection - early teaching material from the Maths department

    • Sunny Days? - a Medical History Museum exhibition about Sunnyside Hospital

    • Student Art 1960-1980 - an art exhibition in the Library

    • The Scottish Arts Council Bequest - a new selection in the Tower Foyer

    • Life Study - a stunning exhibition in the Lamb Gallery

    • An Atmosphere of Culture - highlights from the art collections on show at Perth Museum & Art Gallery

    • Out of the Blue - an exhibition from the Ends of the Earth

    • Frischfeuer! - an exhibition from the Chemistry collections


    2002

    • Ocean's Dance - an art exhibition at the Scottish Fisheries Museum

    • Dundee: The City in Art & Photography - a major ARMMS exhibition in the Lamb Gallery

    • Scottish Art 1700-2000 - rarely-seen works from the fine art collections

    • Painting in Dundee - a major exhibition from the Fleming Collection

    • Inspiring / Inspired - a two part exhibition of work by former Art College students and staff

    • Life at Liff - the mental health of Dundee

    • Unknown Treasures - an introduction to the Museum Collections

    • Portraits & Presentations - rarely seen pieces from the Collections

    • Instrumental! - Physics in Dundee

    • Earthly Paradise - a show by the Exhibitions department using material from the Collections

    • The Scottish Arts Council Bequest - a new selection of prints


    2001

    • Korean Ceramics - new acquisition!

    • The ART of TEACHING - Charts & Models from the University Collections

    • The Alan Woods Collection - selections from the Alan Woods Bequest

    • LIFE LINES - an exhibition of drawings and cartoons in the University Library

    • The McKenzie Sisters - an exhibition of woodcut prints

    • A Private View - creative writing inspired by artefacts from the Collections


    2000 and Before



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