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 14 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.
Thu 28 May
Fri 29 May
Sat 30 May
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.
The Drawing Room
Monthly, experimental drawing sessions inspired by the modern collection. Booking is essential.
Thu 11 Jun
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.
Sat 13 Jun
Sat 11 Jul
Sat 8 Aug
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
Hearing Impaired Tours
Free tours of gallery exhibitions with portable loops for the hearing-impaired, led by artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb. Booking is essential.
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…
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
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.
Thu 28 May
Fri 29 May
Sat 30 May
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…
Visually Impaired Tour & Workshop
Free tours of selected exhibitions incorporating verbal description for the visually impaired, followed by a practical workshop. Booking is essential.
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…
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