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.

Wed 7 Oct

Thu 8 Oct

Fri 9 Oct

…and 93 more dates until 10 Jan 2016

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 18 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 15 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

The Drawing Room

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

Thu 8 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6410

Fri 9 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6410

Sat 10 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6410

…and 2 more dates until 12 Oct

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.

Martin Creed: Concert and Talk

Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed will play music and talk about his work. Creed’s colourful wall painting and works on paper, on show as part of the Reflections display at Modern One, share a similar geometry to Sol LeWitt’s Five Modular Structures which they are currently exhibited with.

Thu 22 Oct

£5 Booking required (£4) / 0131 624 6560

Pete Furniss and Haftor Medbøe

Two master improvisers play in response to the paintings of Roy Lichtenstein, Furniss on bass clarinet and electronics and Medbøe on guitar.

Sat 28 Nov

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 93 more dates until 10 Jan 2016

Screen Printing Inspired by Lichtenstein

Led by artist and printmaker Sarah Gittins and taking inspiration from the very graphic and colourful works of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Suitable for both beginners and those with some previous experience.

Sat 31 Oct

£80 Booking required (£75) / 0131 624 6560

Sun 1 Nov

£80 Booking required (£75) / 0131 624 6560

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