Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
  • Telephone 0131 624 6200
  • Seasonal times Sep 1–Jul 31: Daily 10am–5pm; Aug 1–31: Daily 10am–6pm.
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Standing opposite Modern Two (formerly Dean Gallery), the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One is fronted by the giant Landform sculpture by Charles Jencks, a stepped, serpentine mound reflected in three crescent-shaped pools of water. Inside the gallery, which has a striking neo-classical façade that fits perfectly with Edinburgh’s ‘Athens of the North’ tag, are works by artists such as Picasso, Andy Warhol and Lucian Freud, in frequently changing displays. The popular gallery café more than doubles its capacity in summer months by setting up outdoor seating.

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There are 7 events at this location

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Bags of Art

Collect a bag of art activities from the art station, and you and your family can explore the gallery with its help and make your own art. Ages 4–12.

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

The Drawing Room

Monthly, experimental drawing sessions inspired by the modern collection.

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Generation by Night.

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

As part of the nationwide Generation programme, National Galleries Scotland mounts an epic two-part exhibition showing work by some of the country's most vital contemporary artists. Modern One features work by Ross Sinclair, Graham Fagen, Victoria Morton, Alison Watt, Julie Roberts, Lucy McKenzie and others, as well as…

Thu 30 Oct

Fri 31 Oct

Sat 1 Nov

…and 85 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

Generation by Night

Early evening talks, demonstrations, hands-on art-making sessions, live music and other creative responses to the Generation art programme.

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

An artist's talk from Ross Sinclair and a site-specific DJ set from Loops Haunt. Part of Generation.

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Julie Roberts talks about how institutional constraints on the female body affect her work. Part of Generation.

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Ciara Phillips, Claire Barclay and Kate Davis discuss their work. Part of Generation.

An Introduction to Modern Art: Looking

Art historian Ola Wojtkiewicz leads a series of monthly sessions which consist of informal themed discussions in the gallery, designed to help you develop an understanding and appreciation of modern art. Booking is essential.

Mon 24 Nov

The Two Roberts: Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun

An overview of the work of the so-called 'Two Roberts': Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun, artists, friends of Bacon and Freud, lovers and perhaps more notorious for their bohemianism and their openness about their sexuality than celebrated for their art. This show, their first major retrospective, aims to redress the…

…and 181 more dates until 24 May 2015

Reviews & features

50th Anniversary: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

9 Dec 2009

As an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art gets underway Neil Cooper delves into the institution’s colourful history As labours of love go setting up the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in…

Visual art: In the frame

15 Sep 2008

The most significant works of art in Scotland

Glasgow and Edinburgh’s galleries and museums play host to some of the most famous art works in the world. David Pollock selects the ten you cannot afford to miss.

Anthony d'Offay donates £125 million contemporary art collection to Scotland and the Tate

27 Feb 2008

The donation of a major new national collection of contemporary art valued at £125 million was announced this morning at a press briefing in Edinburgh's Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. ‘Artist Rooms’ was created through a donation made by…

Richard Long

3 Jul 2007

When art exited the gallery in the 1960s, the street outside became a theatre for performances and an arena for installations - a move that simultaneously questioned the sanctity of the art object and the white cube that protected it. Some artists opted…

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