We will meet at the front entrance of Modern One. 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 (just across the road from each other). After a brief introduction, there will be a guided tour of Highlights of the permanent collection.
Set in beautiful parkland close to the Water of Leith, you can explore sculptures by major artists such as Ian Hamilton Finlay, Henry Moore, Rachel Whiteread and Barbara Hepworth outside and a superb collection of art ranging from the 1900s to the present day within. Discover the dramatic lawn at the front of Modern One, designed by landscape architect Charles Jencks, and the incredible lunches, cakes and coffee at the relaxed, self-service café. Admission to this art gallery is free, though some temporary exhibitions may require tickets.
During the tour, we will examine paintings by Picasso, Braque, Derain, Matisse, Kirchner, Dali, Magritte and Mondrian; and sculptures by Barlach, Giacometti, Henry Moore and Eduardo Paolozzi. A selection of works by the Scottish Colourists and a visit to Paolozzi's studio will also be included.
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We will meet under the pillars at the entrance to Modern Art Gallery ONE on Belford Road.