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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two (Dean Gallery)

Address: 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 624 6200
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Ranked #43 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Please note: while Modern One is being rehung for our upcoming...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Please note: while Modern One is being rehung for our upcoming GENERATION exhibition there's still an opportunity to catch our highly acclaimed JD Fergusson exhibition at Modern Two. 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. Set in beautiful parkland close to the Water of Leith you can explore sculpture by major artists such as Ian Hamilton Finlay, Henry Moore, Rachel Whiteread and Barbara Hepworth. On permanent display is a fascinating recreation of Eduard Paolozzi's studio, as well as his 7.3M tall sculpture, Vulcan, that dominates the cafe. Also in Modern Two is The Stairwell Project, a large-scale, permanent work by 2009 Turner Prize winner Richard Wright.The collection at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art ranges from 1900s to the present day, including works by Matisse, Picasso, Vuillard and Dix, as well as a superb selection of paintings by Scottish artists such as Peploe, Fergusson, Gillies and Redpath. Also on display are postwar works by Bacon, Freud, Davie, Hockney and Leger and more recent pieces by Turner prize winning artists Richard Wright and Martin Creed, alongside Karla Black, Douglas Gordon and Tracey Emin to name a few.
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Fantastic displays of paintings by two Roberts. Enjoyed two more than one. The bus ride from a Princess street up and back saved our legs the 2nd day as a long walk. Bus is not advertised and is only £1. Staff very well informed and love their work our bus driver on Saturday was lovely.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Popped into the café at Gallery of Modern Art Two for a quick coffee while out on a walk along the water of Leith recently. Had a very nice flat white and was tempted to have a piece of almond and apple cake which was also good. Staff very pleasant. Nice place to stop into at that end of town.... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My friend and I walked from the City, and this gallery made it worthwhile. Gallery One wasn't for me and had that been a stand-alone experience the morning would have been wasted. Gallery Two was lovely though with lots to see and a better mix of tastes. I particularly liked the artist studio re-created in it's entirety. We had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A great family day out at the galleries. We had lunch here and it was excellent , service was prompt and freindly. Would definitely recommend and can't wait to go back.

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Kettlebridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Always an enjoyable trip around the gallery and then pop over to the Dean Gallery. From the grounds to the architecture and then all thats exhibiting inside. Love it

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The Modern Art Two is such an enjoyable museum-it's not huge like so many museums. When we visited, there was an exhibit of American Impressionists that was quite comprehensive.The museum and its counterpart (One) across the street, is located in a beautiful park and is accessible by city bus with about a half mile walk. There is a pleasant cafe... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

With only a couple of days left this might be too late for some but if you can make this exhibition it is worth every penny. The paintings are superb, the layout has been very well thought out and the notes are interesting and informative. The rest of the gallery is free and has a wide range of exhibits, some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I liked the energy of the art. How many times can a person ooh and aah at a Monet? Thene again I can ver get tired of Picasso or Hopper.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I came to Edinburgh especially to see the American Impressionism exhibition and wasn't disappointed - some fabulous paintings and Degas sculptures, and good value compared with special exhibitions at London galleries (the permanent collection is free). I didn't spend much time looking at the permanent collection, but did enjoy coffee and delicious homemade cake in the cafe before visiting Modern... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Gallery 2 was certainly worth the walk with it's American Impressionist exhibition ( reasonable charge for entry) . The rest of the gallery was good and had some interesting exhibits. The cafe was fine and the shop was good. We then walked over to gallery 1 which was not as interesting and we only spent a short time there before... More 

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