Degas in Dunoon

Degas In Dunoon
Degas In Dunoon

Dates

  • 12 – 23 October12:00 – 16:00

Free entry – no ticket required.

The Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust is delighted to welcome “In the Tuileries Gardens”, a glorious work in oil by Edgar Degas, one of the founders of French Impressionism, which will be on display at the Burgh Hall during October.

This beautiful work, an oil on canvas dating from 1880, is one of Degas’ most astutely observed compositions. It will be exclusively on loan to the Burgh Hall from The Burrell Collection/ Glasgow Life (Glasgow Museums) on behalf of Glasgow City Council and with the approval of the Burrell Trustees.

Dunoon Burgh Hall is known for its imaginative and varied programming, including previous exhibitions of works by Robert Mapplethorpe and Andy Warhol, a well-established film festival and a newly established jazz festival. This latest loan exhibit is a unique opportunity to continue to present extraordinary work and programmes that inspire and educate.

Associated events will include a presentation by Vivien Hamilton, a leading expert on Degas, as well as educational workshops on oil painting and drawing apps on iPads. There will also be a lecture exploring the contribution of Alexander Reid, the 19th- century art dealer from Dunoon and close assoiate of Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who forged close artistic associations between Scotland and France. In addition, John McAslan, Executive Chairman of John McAslan + Partners and Chair of the Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust, will also give a talk on his practice’s work as lead architects of the ongoing refurbishment of The Burrell Collection, Glasgow.

Photo: “In the Tuileries Gardens” by Edgar Degas, oil on canvas, 1880 © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection, lent by Glasgow Life (Glasgow Museums) on behalf of Glasgow City Council: from the Burrell Collection with the approval of the Burrell Trustees.

Dates

  • 12 – 23 October12:00 – 16:00

Free entry – no ticket required.