A New Era: Scottish Modern Art 1900-1950
2 December 2017 – 10 June 2018
This major exhibition considers how Scottish artists absorbed and responded to the development of modern art in the first half of the 20th century.
From Fauvism to Abstraction, Cubism to Surrealism, the response of Scottish artists to some of the most significant movements in European modern art is the subject of this significant show comprising work by more than 50 artists.
Charting Scottish modernism from its beginnings in the first decade of the century, when Leith-born artist JD Fergusson and his contemporary SJ Peploe encountered the radical new work being produced in Paris by artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, the exhibition leaves us in the 1950s, when emerging names such as William Gear, Stephen Gilbert and Eduardo Paolozzi were operating at the forefront of European contemporary art.