John Ruskin: Artist and Observer

Time is running out to catch this show of work by Victorian Britain's most venerated art critic.


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Free weekly live music, pop-up talks, experimental drawing and writing groups and more - all inspired by the exhibition.


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John Byrne: Sitting Ducks film

John Byrne talks about his love of portraiture.

We have 16 exhibitions to visit and 151 events to attend

What's On

Interactive What's On Guide

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  • Material Girl

    John Leighton, Director-General of the National Galleries of Scotland discusses a 'common thread' running through our summer 2014 programme.

  • Meeting John Byrne

    Alice Strang, Senior Curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, describes her meeting with one of Scotland’s most well-known living artists.

  • Phill Jupitus encounters Lady Agnew of Lochnaw

    Comedian, poet, artist and broadcaster Phill Jupitus has written about his fascination with John Singer Sargent's 'Lady Agnew of Lochnaw' in the Scottish National Gallery.


Prints on Demand

Bring your favourite works of art home.


John Byrne online shop

Peruse the prints, books and more created especially for our Sitting Ducks exhibition.


American Impressionism

Tracing the discovery of Impressionism by American artists in the late 19th-century.

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