Occupying one of the city’s finest granite buildings, the Aberdeen Art Gallery was founded in 1885 to exhibit both Scottish and international art. In addition to its outstanding collection that spans over 700 years of art history, the building includes a Memorial Court dedicated to the fallen of the World Wars.
Admire the grandiose exterior of the Aberdeen Art Gallery, which was originally designed by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie and recently underwent an extensive redevelopment. The central hall is supported by granite columns sourced from local quarries while the light-filled gallery spaces exhibit artwork in a wide variety of mediums.
Admire the paintings by William Hogarth, Henry Raeburn and Francis Bacon that are on display, together with representative works from the Scottish Colourists renowned for their Post-Impressionist paintings. The Aberdeen Art Gallery also boasts a nationally-recognised contemporary metalwork collection, which includes jewellery, cookware and flatware made from precious and semi-precious materials.
The Aberdeen Art Gallery is located in Aberdeen, around 10 minutes’ walk from the Aberdeen railway station or accessible by the number 3, 12 and 305 buses that stop outside the entrance. Aberdeen Airport is 15 minutes away and has flights to destinations across Europe.