While our physical exhibition spaces have been closed, the University’s Museum Services have been curating online exhibitions using Art UK’s new Curations platform. The latest exhibition highlights the extraordinary artistic influence of Dundee’s first Professor of Biology, D’Arcy Thompson (1860-1948). Partly based on the exhibition A Sketch of the Universe curated by Matthew Jarron at Edinburgh City Art Centre in 2016-17, the online display features work by many of the renowned painters and sculptors who read and were inspired by D’Arcy’s book On Growth and Form, including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Salvador Dali and Jackson Pollock.

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In the Beginning by Peter Randall-Page, 2009 (University of Dundee Museum Services, presented by the Art Fund with support from the National Fund for Acquisitions © the artist)Collections; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/in-the-beginning-255088

Also included are many of the artworks acquired for the University of Dundee’s collections thanks to a major grant from the Art Fund. You can see the exhibition at

https://artuk.org/discover/curations/a-sketch-of-the-universe-the-artistic-influence-of-darcy-thompson/

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