Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
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- 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.
There are 8 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 21 Sep
Sun 19 Oct
The Drawing Room
Monthly, experimental drawing sessions inspired by the modern collection.
Thu 9 Oct
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 18 Sep
Fri 19 Sep
Sat 20 Sep
Generation by Night
Early evening talks, demonstrations, hands-on art-making sessions, live music and other creative responses to the Generation art programme.
Thu 9 Oct
Thu 13 Nov
Thu 11 Dec
Generation Tours at Modern One
Free, discussion-led tours of the Generation exhibition. Booking is essential.
Sat 20 Sep
Sat 27 Sep
Sat 4 Oct
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 29 Sep
Mon 27 Oct
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…
Sat 22 Nov
Sun 23 Nov
Mon 24 Nov
Reviews & features
50th Anniversary: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art9 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 frame15 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 Tate27 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 Long3 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…