Exterior View, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

© National Galleries of Scotland. Photo: Paul Raeburn

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

© National Galleries of Scotland. Photo: Paul Raeburn

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

© National Galleries of Scotland. Photo: Paul Raeburn

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

© National Galleries of Scotland. Photo: Paul Raeburn

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

© National Galleries of Scotland. Photo: Paul Raeburn

Interior view, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art occupies two buildings in Edinburgh. Modern One features an impressive landscaped lawn by Charles Jencks and a sculpture garden. Modern Two is home to the Paolozzi Studio, a recreation of the Scottish sculptor’s workshop that includes hundreds of plaster casts and curiosities. Both museums boast extensive permanent collections and hold major temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.

Collection Highlights


Eduardo PAOLOZZI (1924-2005) Vulcan, 1998 – 1999 Sculpture, Welded steel. Height- 730cm Collection- National Galleries of Scotland Commissioned 1999 (with aid from the Patrons) © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2016.jpg

Eduardo Paolozzi

Vulcan
Edward BAIRD (1904-49) Birth of Venus, 1934 Oil on canvas, 51 x 69 cm National Galleries of Scotland- presented by H.M. Government in lieu of tax on the Estate of James McIntosh Patrick, 2002 © Graham Stephen.jpg

Edward Baird

Birth of Venus
Joan EARDLEY (1921–1963) Catterline in Winter, 1963 Oil on board, 120.7 x 130.8 cm. Collection- Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, purchased 1964. © Estate of Joan Eardley. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2016..jpg

Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley

Catterline in Winter
Pablo PICASSO (1881–1973) Tête [Head], 1913  Drawing, papiers collés with black chalk on card, 43.5 x 33 cm Collection- National Galleries of Scotland Purchased with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund 1995 Photo-.jpg

Pablo Picasso

Head
René MAGRITTE (1898-1967) Le Temps Menaçant [Threatening Weather], 1929  Oil on canvas, 54 x 73 cm Collection- National Galleries of Scotland, purchased with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund 1995 © ADAGP, Paris a.jpg

René Magritte

Threatening Weather
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art: Collection Highlights
Eduardo PAOLOZZI (1924-2005) Vulcan, 1998 – 1999 Sculpture, Welded steel. Height- 730cm Collection- National Galleries of Scotland Commissioned 1999 (with aid from the Patrons) © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2016.jpg

© Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2016

Eduardo Paolozzi

Vulcan, 1998-1999
welded steel, 730 cm high
Collection: National Galleries of Scotland Commissioned 1999 (with aid from the Patrons).
Edward BAIRD (1904-49) Birth of Venus, 1934 Oil on canvas, 51 x 69 cm National Galleries of Scotland- presented by H.M. Government in lieu of tax on the Estate of James McIntosh Patrick, 2002 © Graham Stephen.jpg

© Graham Stephen© Graham Stephen

Edward Baird

Birth of Venus, 1934
oil on canvas, 51 cm x 69 cm
National Galleries of Scotland: presented by H.M. Government in lieu of tax on the Estate of James McIntosh Patrick, 2002.
Joan EARDLEY (1921–1963) Catterline in Winter, 1963 Oil on board, 120.7 x 130.8 cm. Collection- Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, purchased 1964. © Estate of Joan Eardley. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2016..jpg

© Estate of Joan Eardley. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2016

Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley

Catterline in Winter, 1963
oil on board, 120.7 cm x 130.8 cm
Collection: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, purchased 1964.
Pablo PICASSO (1881–1973) Tête [Head], 1913  Drawing, papiers collés with black chalk on card, 43.5 x 33 cm Collection- National Galleries of Scotland Purchased with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund 1995 Photo-.jpg

Photo: Antonia Reeve © DACS / Estate of Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Head , 1913
papiers collés with black chalk on card, 43.5 cm x 33 cm
Collection: National Galleries of Scotland Purchased with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund 1995
René MAGRITTE (1898-1967) Le Temps Menaçant [Threatening Weather], 1929  Oil on canvas, 54 x 73 cm Collection- National Galleries of Scotland, purchased with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund 1995 © ADAGP, Paris a.jpg

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

René Magritte

Threatening Weather, 1929
oil on canvas, 54 cm x 73 cm
Collection: National Galleries of Scotland, purchased with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund 1995

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A New Era – Stanley CURSITER (1887-1976) The Regatta, 1913 Oil on canvas 50.40 x 60.80 cm © Estate of Stanley Cursiter 2016. All Rights Reserved, DACS..jpg

A New Era: Scottish Modern Art 1900-50

2 Dec - 29 Apr 2018
Spray, 1940

True to Life: British realist painting in the 1920s and 30s

1 Jul - 29 Oct 2017
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