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Arts and crafts in Aberdeen City

Aberdeen City is in Scotland. It has a population of around 220,000 and covers approximately 20,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Aberdeenshire.

County flag of Aberdeen CityAberdeen (called Obar Dheathain in Scottish Gaelic) is the third largest city in Scotland and is also known as the granite city, due to many of its buildings being constructed from the locally quarried hard rock. During recent decades the North Sea oil industry has largely replaced former traditional businesses such as shipbuilding, fishing and textiles. Aberdeen Art Gallery houses a large collection including paintings by artists such as Joshua Reynolds, Francis Bacon, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet and Edgar Degas, as well as contemporary works by artists such as Damien Hirst. There are also many drawings, prints and photographs, along with other art, design and craft exhibits including jewellery, metalwork, ceramics, glass and textiles. The gallery is also a venue for a range of events and temporary exhibitions. Performing arts venues in Aberdeen include the Music Hall, His Majestys Theatre, Cowdray Hall and the Tivoli Theatre. Other attractions in Aberdeen include Provost Skenes House, Johnstone Gardens, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Footdee, Aberdeen Harbour and Duthie Park.