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 6 events at this location
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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.
Mon 30 Nov
Tue 1 Dec
Wed 2 Dec
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 Dec
Sun 17 Jan 2016
British Art Show 8
Works by 42 artists in the nationally touring show curated by Lydia Yee and Anna Collin, exploring the increasing convergence between the real and virtual spheres.
Sat 13 Feb 2016
Sun 14 Feb 2016
Mon 15 Feb 2016
BYOB – Bring Your Own Baby
A relaxed morning for mothers with very young children/babies.
Mon 7 Dec
Mon 4 Jan 2016
Gallery of Modern Art Highlights Tours
A tour of the permanent collection in the Gallery of Modern Art, which spans the period from the 1890s to today. Meet at the main entrance.
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.
Mon 30 Nov
Tue 1 Dec
Wed 2 Dec
Reviews & features
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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…