The Fleming Collection is the finest collection of Scottish art in private hands and the only dedicated museum granting public access to Scottish art all year round. The collection comprises over 750 oils and watercolours from 1770 to the present day including works by Raeburn, Ramsay, Wilkie, and the iconic paintings of the Highland Clearances, The Last of the Clan by Thomas Faed and Lochaber No More by John Watson Nicol. It is particularly noted for its works by William McTaggart, the Glasgow Boys, D.Y. Cameron, Anne Redpath and a superb group of paintings by the Colourists. It remains a living collection through further acquisitions, focusing in particular on young Scottish artists.
Selected works from the Permanent Collection are displayed in Gallery Two which opened to the public in June 2011. Temporary exhibitions, drawn from both private and national collections, are held in Gallery One.
Both galleries close on occasion to accommodate events.
Weaver's hands at work. Photo: Steve Speller
Finding the Unicorn: Tapestires Mythical and Modern
17 April 1 June 2013
Based around the Hunt of the Unicorn tapestry series this exhibition will feature the work of West Dean Tapestry Studio and Historic Scotland’s recently completed refurbishment of James V’s Royal Palace at Stirling Castle.
Presented by Historic Scotland and West Dean Tapestry Studio in collaboration with The Historic Scotland Foundation.
The Permanent Collection
A selection of works from the Permanent Collection and long-term loans, including a portrait of Ian Fleming, grandson of Robert Fleming and creator of James Bond, painted by his close friend Amherst Villiers, 1962.
Gallery Two is closed during Gallery One rehangs. The next rehang is 3rd-10th June 2013.