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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two (Dean Gallery)

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Address: 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 624 6200
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Description: Please note: while Modern One is being rehung for our upcoming GENERATION...
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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Great Two Roberts Exhibition

I went to the two Roberts exhibition and it was worth every penny. Such a great series of rooms about two fantastic artists.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I went to the two Roberts exhibition and it was worth every penny. Such a great series of rooms about two fantastic artists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Was treated to afternoon tea today. Everything was beautifully presented from the soup to the lovely assortment of cakes - small and dainty as afternoon tea should be. The soup and pesto tarts were a lovely variation on sandwiches. Staff particularly Sarah could not do enough. Will be back Thanks again for a lovely afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went to see "The Two Roberts" exhibition, and, having never heard of the artists before, found it fascinating to learn about their lives and work. Thoroughly enjoyable exhibition with a good progression through the different stages of their careers. Afterwards we had a bowl of soup and a salad in the café, which was delicious, if a little slow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We booked a deal through Itison for entry to The Two Roberts exhibition and afternoon tea. What an amazing day! The gallery is stunning and the exhibition was emotive and beautifully produced. Afternoon tea was a delight. The selection was carefully explained to us and presentation was lovely. Food was fresh, well made and tasted divine. Would highly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

This is part of the National Museums of Scotland and is free with donations welcome. I have been many time as a student and also with my family over the last ten years. Always changing exhibits which are fresh. The cafe serves excellent food and is very child friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Coming from the United States was cool because there was a exhibition from their. The exhibit was American impessionism .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you like the art it is a place for you but if you dislike really don't go. It's very boring and it's a big gallery. With a guide is too long.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Not easy to reach by public transport. Signposting poor when you arrive. Better to go by car as plenty of parking. Gentleman Member of Staff who greeted us was very helpful, otherwise when you eventually find the entrance there is no no indication of what is where!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Visited the Two Roberts exhibition. Not sure whether I'd like it but I did. Fascinating. And I always like to try to spot the influences on whichever art I'm viewing. Only £8/£6 to get in - what a bargain! And not crowded. So different from London prices and hoards of people trying to view the art. I like Mod 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The highlight of this wonderful museum (The Dean Gallery) is the recreation of Paolozzi's studio and the collection of his work housed there. Also some fine examples of Surrealist pieces. The cafe is fabulous, it is good value (all food is made in house) and has a lovely atmosphere. One of the best places in Edinburgh to spend the day.

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighborhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.