Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 1024 680 Stuart Wight

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art consisting of two buildings is a part of the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. The two buildings housing its collection are called the modern one and modern two and are located west of the city centre. The collection found at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is comprised of modern and contemporary art with the dates ranging from the present day and the 20th century with more than 6000 painting and works of art such as sculptures or prints.

History

Original National Gallery of Modern Art was held in the Inverleith House in the August of 1960 which was sitting in the centre of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden. After the Gallery moved to Belford Road the Inverleith House became a contemporary art gallery with its work being curated by the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh.

Then in 1984 the National Gallery of Modern Art moved again to a former premise of John Watson’s Institution which has later become its Modern One gallery and primary building for the time. The in 1999 Terry Farrell and Partners have close by Dean Orphan Hospital in a gallery. This Dean Gallery then became the Modern Two.

The art found in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is mostly composed of…

  • contemporary art (art which is of the current moment or with the last couple decades)
  • modern art (art which is roughly around the 20th century and today).

The art of this gallery consists of the early twentieth century artists such as André Derain and Pierre Bonnard with the style of expressionists and modern British art.

  • Expressionism art. (creates a distorted or skewed perception of the world to convey emotions instead of showing reality.)
  • Modern British art. (art influenced by the styles of the late twentieth century.)

In its Modern Two you can find the gallery’s big piece of work called “Vulcan” which is a 7.3 metres high sculpture by Eduardo Paolozzi and his studio of artists.

Locations and availability

Open daily from 10am to 5pm

Both of the Moderns are on the Belford Rd across from each other. The two galleries are a 15-minute walk from Princes Street.

There is a gallery bus which run between the Modern Gallery, National Gallery and Portrait gallery.

Car metres are available for those who wish to travel by car.

Cafe Modern One – open Monday-Friday from 9am to 4.30pm and open from 10 am on the weekends.

Cafe Modern Two – opens daily from 10am to 4.30pm

There is also a gift shop at each of the modules with art related merchandise like books and gifts like post cards.

Features found on site

Modern 1

  • Information desk
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • On-site parking (£2)
  • Disabled parking
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

 

Modern 2

  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • On-site parking (£2)
  • Disabled parking
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

If you would like to know more about The National Gallery of Modern Art try the Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_National_Gallery_of_Modern_Art or if you would like to try one of our tours that will take you to The National Gallery of Modern Art and other sites in Edinburgh come to our tours page https://eoscs.co.uk/car-tours-of-scotland/

To find out more about the attractions and places to see we have created a list to help you decide on some the best that Edinburgh has to offer Edinburgh Tourist Attractions.

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