Scotland's national collection of modern and contemporary art is housed in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two.

The galleries are set in stunning parkland, surrounded by outdoor sculptures by artists such as Henry Moore, Rachel Whiteread and Barbara Hepworth.

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, previously known as the Dean Gallery, was founded in 1999 to show an extensive collection of work by the renowned Edinburgh-born artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and now also houses an outstanding collection of Dada and Surrealist art and literature.


Permanent collection

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art holds more than 5,000 items of 20th-century art, including works by Matisse, Picasso, Bacon, Hockney, Warhol, Freud, Gormley and Hirst. A major rehang in 2015 resituated the works so as the masters of modern Scottish art could be seen hanging alongside that of their European contemporaries. This new way of presenting the works aims to reveal the importance of international and local contexts.

In addition to the Paolozzi collection, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two's Dada and Surrealist collection features works by Dalí, Miró, Ernst, Magritte and Picasso. It is also home to The Stairwell Project, a large, permanent installation by Richard Wright comprising thousands of individually hand-painted forms.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

73/75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

0131 624 6200

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Opening times

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm Closed 25 & 26 Dec
(August - Mon – Sun, 10am – 6pm)

Free to all

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