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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two (Dean Gallery)

73 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS, Scotland
+44 131 624 6200
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Home to Scotland's outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art comprises two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two. Set in beautiful parkland close to the Water of Leith you can explore sculpture by major artists such as Ian Hamilton Finlay, Henry Moore, Rachel Whiteread and Barbara Hepworth. On permanent display is a fascinating recreation of Eduard Paolozzi's studio, as well as his 7.3M tall sculpture, Vulcan, that dominates the cafe. Also in Modern Two is The Stairwell Project, a large-scale, permanent work by 2009 Turner Prize winner Richard Wright.The collection at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art ranges from 1900s to the present day, including works by Matisse, Picasso, Vuillard and Dix, as well as a superb selection of paintings by Scottish artists such as Peploe, Fergusson, Gillies and Redpath. Also on display are postwar works by Bacon, Freud, Davie, Hockney and Leger and more recent pieces by Turner prize winning artists Richard Wright and Martin Creed, alongside Karla Black, Douglas Gordon and Tracey Emin to name a few.
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73 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS, Scotland
Stockbridge & Dean Village
+44 131 624 6200
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Reviewed 3 days ago

paid to see special exhibit which was nice. Really enjoyed the grounds and cafe. All the food is made on premises and was delicious. the space is beautiful cozy and relaxing with a modern touch. It was a welcome rest after walking from Stockbridge along...More

Thank om10
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our Art Cards got us in to the current 'True to Life' for half price (great value). Really enjoyed this exhibition - a thoughtful collection of 20th C UK art. Well worth the trip to this corner of the City.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Travelled to Edinburgh for the day to see the exhibition of British Realist artists. Well worth the trip - really interesting collection of work. Only issue is that the gallery bus does not run often enough and is small (we waited at the main gallery...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this advertised and dropped in this week ,There was quite a good representation of realist paintings from between the wars I was very taken with some of the paintings and others that I did not like at all . Artists are well represented and...More

Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality of art was impressive. Many very dated pieces kept in very good condition. The sorted by era and region display rooms well represented the pieces and artists. This gallery is free to the public.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good exhibitions held here. Modern 1 and Modern 2 across road from each other so easy to visit both. Can get a mini coach from The National Gallery to here (donation £1) and back. Check times as they do not run at lunchtime. Charges for...More

Thank nanplusdan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern Art Two is an elegant building dating from 1833 overlooking a lawn dotted with modern sculpture. It is free to enter and houses a collection of Dada and Surrealist art, as well as a recreation of Eduardo Paolozzi's studio, but most of the space...More

Thank Laurie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant location on the balcony overlooking the main hall. Coffee and buns are better than average.

Thank billdoran2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to visit this exhibition because it contains two paintings from my local Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. Additionally, there were the fabulous reports in the national press. I was certainly not disappointed with the exhibition. What strikes you from the start is the...More

Thank PipsqueakHull
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a group of friends on walk along the river. Free to enter but donations welcome. Not too large to be overwhelming but plenty to see. Loved the Ed Ruscha exhibition in the temp space. Would recommend to others.

Thank Jen32B
Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling
a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s
small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s
first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s
most desirable, though many bohemian touches have
fallen away as its residents have matured and the area
has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but
mostly residents display refined tastes in basement
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Barb S
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Thanks . Waverley station
15 May 2015|
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You can get the Gallery bus from the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound (only a few minutes’ walk from Waverley Station) to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art for £1. Staff at the Scottish National Gallery will... More