Fodor's Expert Review Pier Arts Centre

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At the striking Pier Arts Centre, a gallery in a former merchant's house and adjoining buildings, huge sheets of glass offer tranquil harborside views and combine with space-maximizing design to make the best use of every shard of natural light and inch of wall to display the superb permanent collection. The more than 100 20th- and 21st-century paintings and sculptures include works by Barbara Hepworth and Douglas Gordon, and edgy temporary exhibitions showcase international contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst. A chic shop sells design products and art books.

Fodor's Choice Free Arts Center

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28–30 Victoria St.
Stromness, Orkney Islands  KW16 3AA, Scotland


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Rate Includes: Free, Closed Sun. and Mon

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