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
  • Opening times Daily 10am–5pm.
  • Seasonal times Late opening during August.
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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.

Event times

There are 14 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 20 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 18 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

The Drawing Room

Monthly experimental drawing sessions inspired by works in the collection, each led by a contemporary artist. All materials are provided. Booking is essential.

Thu 8 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

Figuring Fergusson: Looking at Contemporary Responses from Glasgow School of Art

Gallery Librarian Kerry Watson talks about contemporary responses to the work of JD Fergusson by students at the Glasgow School of Art.

Gallery Social

A relaxed and intimate tour of the gallery for people with dementia and their relatives, friends or supporters. Meet at the Information Desk.

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

An informal tour of the New Acquisitions exhibition.

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…

Sat 28 Jun

Sun 29 Jun

Mon 30 Jun

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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 28 Apr

Mon 26 May

Little Feet Dance Workshop

An art & dance workshop for kids aged 3–5 led by Margaret Morris Movement. Create a sun headdress to wear and then dive into the ocean! (Not literally, obviously.)

Fri 16 May

Sat 17 May

Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was one of the great artists of the 20th century, who drew on her own private demons and made them into works of art. This major exhibition focuses on her sculptural work, including pieces such as Spiral Woman, Avenza and Cell (Eyes and Mirrors). It complements the Fruitmarket Gallery's…

…and 26 more dates until 18 May

Louise Bourgeois' Sunday Salons

Artist Julie Roberts talks about the salons of Louise Bourgeois and the influence they had on her own artistic practice.

Mon 12 May

Margaret Morris Movement Dance Workshop

A workshop in moving around the dance space, based on techniques created by the great dancer and choreographer Margaret Morris. Suitable for older audiences including care homes, community groups and people with dementia. Booking is essential.

My Name is Margaret Morris

Stuart Hopps of Scottish Ballet reprises his one-man show, My Name is Margaret Morris, a celebration of the life and work of his late friend, pioneering choreographer and inspiration/life partner to JD Fergusson. Booking is essential.

Sat 10 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

Tickets available from National Gallery Information Desk.

New Acquisitions at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

A display of recent additions to the Museum's collection, including prints by Picasso, Cezanne and Hockney, paintings by Joan Eardley, and many other works.

…and 12 more dates until 4 May

Spiralling Anxiety: Hysteria Transformed in the Work of Louise Bourgeois

Artist and writer Elizabeth Manchester talks about the ways in which Louise Bourgeois plays with the notion of the woman as hysteric.

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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