Dundee Contemporary Arts
If you are a fan of contemporary art, then head off to the Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), a fantastic arts center in Dundee, Scotland. Housed in the center is an array of things to see and do, from art galleries to cinemas and even a research center. DCA has established itself as a top cultural hub and a leader in education. For an unforgettable contemporary arts experience be sure to spend a few hours at Dundee Contemporary Arts.
A partnership was formed between Dundee Contemporary Arts Ltd., the Dundee City Council and the University of Dundee to form the DCA center. The concept of Dundee’s very own contemporary arts center was born in the 1980s. At first the Contemporary arts were displayed in a Seagate warehouse, with some exhibitions at the McManus Galleries. In 1994 the Dundee District Council published an arts strategy to establish a new center devoted to contemporary visual arts. After debates and discussions the Council bought a property in 1995, an old coal warehouse. Richard Murphy Architects began working on the project in 1997. Thus stands the Dundee Contemporary Arts today. Each of the 3 partners who developed the center has brought their own perspective to the project with focus being placed on entertainment, education, research and other factors. The center has proved itself a boon to those involved, adding to Dundee tourist’s experience and benefiting local residents. Visitors will find the dynamic space of the center a marvelous blend of art and people. Whilst here, you will feel as if you are exploring a new world filled with inspiration, ideas, emotion and history.
Dundee Contemporary Arts offers patrons an all-round cultural experience. The galleries boast exquisite exhibitions which constantly change. You can view marvelous contemporary art works here on Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm and on Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:30 pm. At the cinema you can watch the latest films on offer seven days a week. The Print Studio is dedicated to educating of artists. Classes are offered to beginners, amateurs and professionals. The equipment is of a high standard and you will find everything you could imagine. The Print Studio of DCA is open on Tuesdays to Thursdays from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and on Fridays to Saturdays from 11:00 am to 06:00 pm. DCA’s Visual Research Center is involved in the research of visual arts right from the concept stage up to display. Visitors can pop in here on Wednesdays to Fridays from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturdays to Sundays from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Also on-site is a shop selling ceramics, art prints, textiles, jewelry and other items. Enjoy a cup of coffee at the Café whilst exploring the amazing Dundee Contemporary Arts center. You will find the DCA a marvelous experience.