Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema

The pioneering work of the godfather of fantasy film making is celebrated in this expansive exhibition.

The Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery are now open, as is Modern Two for Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema. Modern One reopens on 16 May. Find out more.

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Scottish National Gallery

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Modern One

An outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art, including a centenary Joan Eardley display

Reopening 16 May (Sun-Tue)

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Modern Two

Come and see our blockbuster exhibition Ray Harryhausen | Titan of Cinema

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Scotland's Art | The Glasgow Girls

In this new series devoted to Scottish Art, we look at the styles and schools that have shaped Scotland's Art and uncover some of the nation’s finest artists.

 

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What's new at the galleries

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Restoring Christ Teacheth Humility

Follow the conservation processes involved in preparing Christ Teacheth Humility for display at the Scottish National Gallery in this three-part blog.

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Concerts at home

New Horizons Duo, mezzo-soprano Beth Taylor and pianist Michał Gajzler perform a special concert inspired by works in the collection on the theme 'From a Window'.

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