An exhibition that focuses on some of the less well-known works in the City Art Centre's collection.

The City Art Centre’s fine art collection numbers over 4,800 items. Some ‘old favourites’ are exhibited often, but others have rarely ever been seen by the public.

Some of these are stand-alone works that do not fit easily into thematic or chronological displays; others represent unfamiliar periods in artists’ careers, or are by artists who were successful in their day but now virtually forgotten; still more have simply never had a chance to shine.

This exhibition focuses on these lesser-known treasures, celebrating the unsung and the unusual. It reveals works in a variety of media dating from the 18th century to present day.

Among the featured artists are Joshua Reynolds, Lucien Pissarro, Jessie M. King, Man Ray, Cecile Walton, Frank Auerbach and Louise Hopkins.

Several new acquisitions to the collection are also showcased for the first time, including work by Morris Grassie, Anthony Hatwell and Nicol Laidlaw.

City Art Centre

2 Market Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1DE

01315 293 993


Opening times

Mon - Sun 10am - 5pm
Closed 25 & 26 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan

Free to all

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