Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two
73 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DS
  • Telephone 0131 624 6200
  • Opening times Daily 10am–5pm.
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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two

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Opened in 1999 in a former orphanage, the Scottish National Galleries' second modern art gallery, formerly known as the Dean Gallery, stands across the road from its partner, just outside Edinburgh’s Dean Village. Since its opening it has housed the Paolozzi Gift, a collection of works by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, given to the gallery in 1994. It also has an extensive collection of Dada and Surrealist art and literature. The gallery has a large garden that contains several sculptures, as well as a picnic area for sunny days. For less perfect weather, however, the Café Modern Two inside serves some fantastic light lunches and snacks.

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The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room examines the range of possibilities within contemporary drawing practice and explores how mark-making can also be conceived as sculpture, installation, video, performance, writing, sound, textiles and animation. All materials are supplied and no experience necessary. The Changing Places toilet is…

Thu 13 Feb

Modern Two

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Paolozzi Studio

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi is considered one of the most versatile sculptors in post-war Britain. He was born into an Italian-Scots family and grew up in Leith, Edinburgh, later moving to London. Throughout his career, Paolozzi combined his work as an artist with teaching in art colleges in British and, for periods, in Germany.

Mon 20 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Tue 21 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Wed 22 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

…and 69 more dates until 31 Mar

Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance

A major retrospective of the print work of Portuguese artist Paula Rego, bringing the politics of her work to the foreground.

Mon 20 Jan

£11.50 / 0131 624 6200

Tue 21 Jan

£11.50 / 0131 624 6200

Wed 22 Jan

£11.50 / 0131 624 6200

…and 88 more dates until 19 Apr

Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema

Film special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen elevated stop motion animation to an art during the 1950s to 1980s. For the first time, highlights from Ray’s collection will be showcased, which will be the largest and widest-ranging exhibition of his work ever seen, with newly restored and previously unseen material from…

Sat 23 May

£14 / 0131 624 6200

Sun 24 May

£14 / 0131 624 6200

Mon 25 May

£14 / 0131 624 6200

…and 153 more dates until 25 Oct

Telling Stories: Artists’ Books and Prints from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection

Accompanying the Paula Rego | Obedience and Defiance exhibition, this display looks at narrative works in the permanent collection. The National Galleries of Scotland’s collection of works on paper and artists’ books spans the twentieth century and beyond, from artists illustrating literary classics, to book objects…

Mon 20 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Tue 21 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Wed 22 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

…and 88 more dates until 19 Apr

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