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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

art walk

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

3 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
art walk

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

art walk

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

3 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

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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Your hosts

Your discovery art tour guide: Dr Colin Bailey (cjb@artlover.com) mobile 07546 997 316 Paul Skrgatic an AirBnB Plus Host (skrgatic@me.com) mobile 07768 270 704 supports with all the admin behind the tours. Colin taught art history for over 30 years at universities and art colleges. For 25 years he has been leading specialist art tours throughout Europe and America. He now lectures regularly in the National Galleries of Scotland. Based near Edinburgh, Colin now enjoys the advantages of sharing a lifetime of experiences in small intimate groups. Colin derives great satisfaction from transmitting his extensive knowledge of the history of art. His passion for his subject ensures that guests leave with a profound understanding and deep appreciation of the world of art history.
Paul
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Where you'll be

Tour: Modern One Art Gallery, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR - The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park. Modern One is housed in a neoclassical building, which was designed by William Burn in 1825. Modern Two was originally built in 1833 was converted into a Gallery.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

We will meet under the pillars at the entrance to Modern Art Gallery ONE on the Belford Road. NB: Until the 18th November 2019 we can’t visit Modern Two as they are doing an exhibition changeover. Modern Two is fully closed. So you will only miss Paolozzi’s studio, a very small part of the tour.
Paul
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
3 reviews
From $31/person
3 reviews
From $31/person