Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
- Telephone 0131 624 6200
- Seasonal times Sep 1–Jul 31: Daily 10am–5pm; Aug 1–31: Daily 10am–6pm.
- Website www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/…
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
Sorted by title / date & time
Bridget Riley: Paintings 1963–2015
A major overview of the work of one of Britain's most illustrious painters.
Fri 29 Jul
Sat 30 Jul
Sun 31 Jul
Have a Go Drop-In Sessions
Try your hand at art-making with artist and tutor Rosie Lesso.
Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvellous
A major overview of surrealist art, drawing from four of the biggest collections of it, those of Roland Penrose, Edward James, Gabrielle Keiller and Ulla & Heiner Pietzsch. Edward James was such a dedicated collector that he's actually in some of Magritte's paintings and Magritte is just one of the artists here…
Fri 29 Jul
Sat 30 Jul
Sun 31 Jul
Surreal Encounters: Monthly Discussion Tours
Discussion tours of the Surreal Encounters exhibition taking a more detailed look at the collectors and artists featured in the exhibition.
Surreal Storytelling (Ages 4+)
Join storytelling duo Louna Productions for a Surrealist Spectacular! Listen to tales about awesome artists and explore the exhibition in a fun and interactive way.
Surrealist Saturday Family Day
A day of surrealist fun for all the family. There's face painting, costume making, roaming circus performers and an exhibition themed play area. Storytelling duo Louna Productions tell tales about awesome artists and explore the exhibition in an interactive way. Picnic lunches are available from the café to enjoy in the…
Reviews & features
The Best Activities for Kids and Families in Edinburgh3 Mar 2015
Places to go and things to do in Auld Reekie
Visitors have been climbing to the top of Camera Obscura’s rooftop chamber for over 150 years, so they must be doing something right. Up there, you can view Edinburgh through a giant periscope, ‘pick up’ a bus or person on a piece of paper, and learn…
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…