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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh







Edinburgh, Scotland


Museum Member (CAS)


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Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland


The first Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art opened in August 1960 in Inverleith House, a Georgian building set in the middle of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden. In 1984 the Gallery moved to Belford Road, and Inverleith House became a contemporary art gallery, curated by the Royal Botanic Garden, also featuring exhibitions of works and specimens from its historic collections.

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is part of the National Galleries of Scotland which are based in Edinburgh. It houses the collection of both modern and contemporary art dating from about 1900 to the present day in two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, that face each other on Belford Road.  As well as staging major exhibitions, it has a collection of more than 6,000 paintings, sculptures, installations, video work, prints and drawings. Since its inception 27 artworks have been presented by the Contemporary Art Society by major British artists such as Tristram Hillier, Reg Butler, Bruce McLean, Howard Hodgkin, Michael Craig-Martin, Anish Kapoor and Julian Opie. And most recently the CAS contributed to the acquisition of a  film installation Bloodlines (2022) by the renowned American artist Aimie Siegal.


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