Talks & Lectures
The Talks and Lectures Programme includes popular lunchtime lectures on a fortnightly basis in each Gallery, either in front of a painting or in the Hawthornden Lecture Theatre.
Our talks relate to exhibitions as well as the permanent collection and are delivered by curators, guest lecturers, academics, artists and writers.
We have also introduced a smaller programme of evening talks as well as weekend guest lectures to open our major exhibitions.
Highlights of 2012
- The Missing: A National Collaboration discussion with artist Graham Fagen, John Tiffany, National Theatre of Scotland, and James Holloway, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, chaired by Ruth Wishart.
- Artist Bruce McLean in conversation with Jon Wood from the Henry Moore Institute.
- Magne Bruteig from the Munch Museum in Oslo opened our Edvard Munch: Graphic Works from the Gundersen Collection exhibition in April 2012.
- Festival opening lectures by Aidan Weston-Lewis on Expanding Horizons: Giovanni Battista Lusieri, Richard Thomson on Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Symbolist Landscape in Europe and Anthony Penrose on Picasso and his relationship with Roland Penrose and Lee Miller.