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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two (Dean Gallery)

73 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS, Scotland
+44 131 624 6200
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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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73 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DS, Scotland
Stockbridge & Dean Village
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not my usual way to spend an afternoon but it was so enjoyable. I was pleasantly surprised. I will return in the future.

Thank kenzie3110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A variety of different art work, some permanent and others changing, along with different visiting collections for which there is a charge - the main rooms are free to enter. I visited the current - A New Era - 1900-1950 - history of modern Scottish...More

Thank Gilliane M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These two galleries are across the road from each other. They are free entry (you can leave a recommended donation of £5 if you choose), and really worth a visit. A wide range of artists, special exhibitions always changing. Visited recently (first time in a...More

Thank Dawn W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dean Gallery (now known as Modern Two) is definately a must-see for lovers of modern-art, as is Modern One across the street. There is a problem with car parking during the week though which is a real shame - the car park is often...More

Thank Taiwan_Jiayou
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

We dashed in here on a very rainy morning when we were supposed to be exploring the xmas market. What a pleasant surprise, lots to see and even though we are not particularly arty types we both found different paintings / exhibits to interest us....More

Thank daveandlynda311
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Often cycle or walk out here along the Water of Leith and it really is a lovely trip. Never been disappointed with any of the exhibitions I've paid to see

Thank joanieraisin
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

There is some interesting pieces of art here and I particularly liked the pieces by Francis Bacon. After wandering around the gallery we ate in the restaurant. Great food at a very good price.

Thank L D
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Modern Art Two is directly opposite Modern Art One. Together they make up a comprehensive and quality-laden experience of modern and contemporary art. The Dean is in a rather grim building which once housed orphans. The ship grey paint throughout does not help lift the...More

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I spent most of the day taking in Gallery One and Gallery Two, my first visit this year. Both have plenty to give and are big places in the world of art ... but I was less impressed than usual with some of the stuff...More

Thank Angus E
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Modern art might not be to everyone's taste but it should provoke reaction even if negative. The current installation is perplexing and ultimately (after thinking about it) not interesting to me. The permanent exhibits are much more accessible and, by not being all that numerous,...More

Thank straysheep
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You can get the Gallery bus from the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound (only a few minutes’ walk from Waverley Station) to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art for £1. Staff at the Scottish National Gallery will... More
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