Attraction in Edinburgh
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art houses Scotland’s finest collection of modern and contemporary art. It opened in 1960 and since then the collection has grown to include 5000 items, ranging from paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings of the 1890s right up to contemporary video installations of the 1990s. Highlights include works by Vuillard, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Kirchner and Dix; a superb selection of paintings by Scottish artists such as Peploe, Fergusson, Gillies and Redpath; post-war work by Bacon, Freud, Davie, Hockney, Balthus and Léger, and more recent work by artists including Baselitz, Antony Gormley and Damien Hirst. The building was designed by William Burn in the 1820s as a school, but has been adapted with great success. Magnificent grounds surrounding the Gallery provide the perfect setting for sculptures by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth amongst others.
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Extended hours during the Edinburgh Festival. Closed 25 and 26 December only.
Admission to the permanent collection is free. Entrance charges are made for special exhibitions.
Gift shop; Café; Disabled Access; Education Services.
Nearest UK Airport: Edinburgh
Gift Shop: Yes
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