Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art

About Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh West EH4 3DR
01316246200
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Website
Follow NatGalleriesSco on Twitter
Facebook information can be found here

Home to Scotland’s outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two.

The Collection
Modern One
Works from the Gallery’s collection, plus special loans, are presented here. The early part of the collection features French and Russian art from the beginning of the twentieth century, cubist paintings and superb holdings of expressionist and modern British art. Special highlights include paintings by Matisse and Picasso.

The Gallery also has an outstanding collection of international post-war work and the most important and extensive collection of modern Scottish art. The post-war collection features art by Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Lucian Freud, with more recent works by artists including Antony Gormley, Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.

Modern Two
Modern Two is home to a changing programme of world-class exhibitions and displays drawn for the permanent collection. On permanent display is a fascinating recreation of Eduard Paolozzi’s studio, as well as his 7.3m tall sculpture, Vulcan, that dominates the café. Modern Two is also home to the Gallery’s substantial library and archive, open to the public by appointment, and changing displays in the Gabrielle Keiller library.

Also in Modern Two is The Stairwell Project, a large-scale, permanent work by 2009 Turner Prize winner Richard Wright. Comprising several thousand individually hand-painted forms, the piece sits as Wright's most complex and ambitious work to date in Britain

Outdoor Sculpture
Both Galleries are set in extensive parkland, where visitors can discover sculpture works by important artists like Ian Hamilton Finlay, Henry Moore, Rachel Whiteread, Richard Long and Nathan Coley. The lawn to the front of Modern One was re-landscaped in 2002 to a design by Charles Jencks. This dramatic work, or ‘landform', comprises a stepped, serpentine mound reflected in three crescent-shaped pools of water. The façade of Modern One is home to Martin’s Creed’s prescient work No. 975, Everything’s Going to be Alright.

All information (whether in text or photographs) is supplied in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact. We take every opportunity to ensure the details for Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art are accurate, please contact us at hello[@]whatsonnetwork.co.uk if any of the above information is incorrect.

Upcoming Events at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

26th April 2021 - 20th February 2022

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to celebrate what would have been film special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen's 100th birthday year.
Read more

More Art Galleries in Edinburgh

Upright Gallery

Upright Gallery

3 Barclay Terrace , Edinburgh South EH10 4HP

Upright Gallery is a small independent gallery run by graphic designer Ian Farmer. It is situated between Bruntsfield and Tollcross overlooking the Links...
Read more

Fruitmarket Gallery

Fruitmarket Gallery

45 Market Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1DF

The Fruitmarket Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located in the centre of the city on Market Street, beside Edinburgh...
Read more

Alpha Art Gallery

Alpha Art Gallery

52 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge EH3 5AX

Alpha Art Gallery is an established contemporary art gallery based in the popular area of Stockbridge in Edinburgh which represents a wide variety of emerging and established artists.
Read more

Patriothall Gallery

Patriothall Gallery

Patriothall Gallery Off 48 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge and Canonmills EH3 5AY

Patriothall Gallery is an Artist led gallery run by the artists in the WASPS Patriothall Complex.The Artist working in WASPS Patriothall complex set up...
Read more

Natami

Natami

13 London Road , Edinburgh East EH7 5AP

natami art gallery opened in 2019. The gallery is at the centre of the artists hub known as The Colony of Artists.
Read more

Whitespace

Whitespace

76 East Crosscauseway , Edinburgh South EH8 9HQ

Whitespace is run by artist Leigh Chorlton and is a hire facility for all who want to organise and curate their own exhibitions, events, classes and workshops...
Read more

Out of the Blue Drill Hall

Out of the Blue Drill Hall

36 Dalmeny Street, Leith EH6 8RG

From its inception Out of the Blue’s mission has been to provide opportunities for artists and other people who face barriers to creativity, to meet...
Read more

Gayfield Creative Spaces

Gayfield Creative Spaces

11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh New Town EH1 3NT

Gayfield, typical of many nineteenth century developing districts in Edinburgh, was part of a thriving scene of light manufacturing and creative industry...
Read more

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery High Street, Dunbar EH42 1ER

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery: the Town House has been the focus of town life since the 16th century.
Read more

The Scottish Gallery

The Scottish Gallery

6 Dundas Street , Edinburgh New Town EH3 6HZ

The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh is the oldest and largest private Gallery in Scotland.
Read more

All Art Galleries listings in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2021 at Sighthill Park from 6th to 16th August.
Castle Street Festival Fair
Filled with an abundance of beautiful crafted gifts and delicious foodies, Castle Street Festival Fair is one not to be missed this summer!
Festival Village: Waverley
The Pop-Up Pro's are bringing their popular food market and beer garden, Festival Village, to the rooftop at Waverley Mall once again this Summer!
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours
Edinburgh Zoo After Hours events return for summer 2021 giving you more opportunity to see your favourite animals!
Discover Edinburgh’s Gruesome History
Do you want to explore Edinburgh's top sights in one evening AND discover gruesome secrets about the city that Scotland would rather keep hidden? Well then, this is the tour for your!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre