Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two
- Telephone 0131 624 6200
- Seasonal times Sep 1–Jul 31: Daily 10am–5pm; Aug 1–31: Daily 10am–6pm.
- Website www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/…
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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Artist Rooms: Joseph Beuys – A Language of Drawing
Joseph Beuys was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century and his drawings are among his most compressed and allusive works.
Mon 24 Oct
Tue 25 Oct
Wed 26 Oct
A major overview of the short career of Joan Eardley (1921–1963), drawing on unpublished archival material and loans from private collections, and giving an insight into both her travels and her working methods.
Sat 3 Dec
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Mon 5 Dec
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