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.

Event times

There are 9 events at this location

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Alt-w: Blush Response

Travelling exhibition focusing on artists using technology.

Fri 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 Nov

Free No booking required; free, unticketed. / 0131 624 6200

Black and Suga: Curator’s Talk

Curators will lead a tour of the exhibition.

Mon 14 Nov

Free No booking required: free, unticketed. / 0131 624 6200

Black and Suga: Discussion Tour

A discussion tour of the current exhibition.

Sat 12 Nov

Free No booking required: free, unticketed. / 0131 624 6200

Bridget Riley: Paintings 1963–2015

A major overview of the work of one of Britain's most illustrious painters.

…and 170 more dates until 16 Apr 2017

The Drawing Room

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

Thu 10 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6410

Have a Go Drop-In Sessions

Try your hand at art-making with artist and tutor Rosie Lesso.

Sat 29 Oct

Ask at information desk for exact location

Free Drop-in, no need to book / 0131 624 6200

Karla Black and Kishio Suga: A New Order

New work by leading Glasgow artist Black, and recreations by Suga of some of his most famous works, plus one specially commissioned new piece.

…and 115 more dates until 19 Feb 2017

The Sound of Stuff Ages

Explore the secret life of materials through words and senses with Kate Temple and the Zoom Club.

Sun 30 Oct

Free Booking required. Booking on Eventbrite via / 0131 624 6200

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27 Feb 2008

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3 Jul 2007

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