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  • Address: 75 Belford Rd
  • Hours: Open daily, 10am-5pm (6pm for August only). Closed December 25 and 26 and open on January 1 from 12pm.

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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two (Dean Gallery)

The second installment in the duo of Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art, the aptly named Modern Two was known as the Dean Gallery until 1999 when it became home to the National collection of Dada and Surrealist art. From Modern One, it’s a short stroll through the neighboring parklands towards Modern Two, with the route paved with striking sculptures by artists like Ian Hamilton Finlay, Henry Moore, Rachel Whiteread and Barbara Hepworth.

Modern Art Two is most renowned for its huge collection of works by local Edinburgh artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, including a recreation of his home studio and his 7.3-meter tall Vulcan sculpture that forms the centerpiece of the museum café. Other notable works include an extensive collection of Dada and Surrealist art, mostly taken from the private collections of Sir Roland Penrose and Mrs Gabrielle Keiller; Richard Wright’s large-scale art installation The Stairwell Project; and a sizable number of works by Scottish artists like Peploe, Fergusson, Gillies and Redpath. Also at Modern Two is the Gabrielle Keiller library, a world-class archive of materials relating to 20th and 21st century artists, including papers, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs and more.

Practical Info

Admission is free, but a charge may be made for special exhibitions.

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Edinburgh City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 387 Reviews

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Edinburgh. ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $24.16

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