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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ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein

A three-room display of the work of Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), the man who made Ben-Day dots into his signature style. This display brings together for the first time works by the wittiest of the pop artists.

Thu 28 May

Fri 29 May

Sat 30 May

…and 225 more dates until 10 Jan 2016

ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein Curator's Tour

Lucy Askew, Senior Curator at the Gallery of Modern Art, leads a tour of the ARTIST ROOM: Roy Lichtenstein exhibition.

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 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6200

The Drawing Room

Monthly, experimental drawing sessions inspired by the modern collection. Booking is essential.

Thu 11 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6410

Thu 9 Jul

Free / 0131 624 6410

Have a Go Drop-in Sessions

Don't just look at art, come and have a go with artist Rosie Lesso. Taking inspiration from a different artwork each session, Rosie will demonstrate how you can make your mark.

Sat 25 Jul

Sat 1 Aug

Sat 8 Aug

…and 2 more dates until 22 Aug

Hearing Impaired Tours

Free tours of gallery exhibitions with portable loops for the hearing-impaired, led by artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb. Booking is essential.

Sun 21 Jun

Free Booking required / 0131 624 6200

Lines and Dots for Tots with the SCO (Ages 2-4)

Little ones are invited to meet Lily Line and Dotty Dot and their amazing musical friends. Find out what happens when you take a line for a walk - dance about, sing and make marks to music, inspired by the work of American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Places are limited to 2 adults max per child. Ages 2-4.

Pioneering a New Art in Russia

Gallery talk. In the first three decades of the 20th century, the Russian Avant-Garde made an outstanding contribution to Western sculpture and painting, especially in pioneering the move into abstraction. Professor Christina Lodder, curator and academic, University of Kent, will look at how artists working in Russia…

Mon 6 Jul

Printmaking Inspired by Lichtenstein

Led by artist and printmaker Kittie Jones start by exploring an exhibition of prints by Roy Lichtenstein. Suitably inspired learn how to make rich colourful prints with stencils and layers of coloured ink rolled onto perspex.

Sat 20 Jun

Sun 21 Jun

Reflections: a programme of new and ever-changing displays

A changing set of displays hosting work by major contemporary artists, including (among others) Louise Lawler, Taryn Simon, Cathy Wilkes, Martin Creed, Gabriel Orozco and Abraham Cruzvillegas, and featuring the recently acquired 1912 Picasso drawing, Head.

…and 225 more dates until 10 Jan 2016

Thomas Muir in Literature Portrait Gallery Tour

Professor Gerard Carruthers and Professor Nigel Leask, University of Glasgow, will lead a tour of selected works in from the Portrait Gallery collection related to 18th-century Scottish republican and revolutionary Thomas Muir of Huntershill and his circle. The tour will discuss Muir's relationship to Scottish culture in…

Wed 26 Aug

Visually Impaired Tour & Workshop

Free tours of selected exhibitions incorporating verbal description for the visually impaired, followed by a practical workshop. Booking is essential.

Wed 17 Jun

Free Booking required / 0131 624 6560

Working with Artists

Gallery talk. Julie-Ann Delaney, Curator at the Gallery of Modern Art, will give a tour of two new displays featuring specially commissioned works by contemporary artists Michael Fullerton and Julie Favreau. Both rooms form part of the REFLECTIONS exhibition, and have been produced as part of the 2015 Edinburgh Art…

Mon 3 Aug

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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…

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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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