Blog: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

  • Final chance to see Call & Response: Women in Surrealism

    by Camilla Nordgren, Project Volunteer, 24 February 2017

    Camilla Nordgren concludes our Call & Response project.

    Final chance to see Call & Response: Women in Surrealism

    Call & Response’ opening night, photograph by Paul Edwards

  • A Sense of Place

    by Harris Brine, Press Officer, 23 January 2017

    Harris Brine explores the sense of place Joan Eardley created in her Catterline paintings.

    A Sense of Place

    Joan Eardley, The Wave, 1961 (detail)

  • Call & Response: Automatic Writing

    by Sarah Petersen, project volunteer, 18 January 2017

    Sarah Peterson updates us on the Call & Response: Women in Surrealism project, a collaboration with Glasgow Women's Library.

    Call & Response: Automatic Writing

    Photographs from the collection and a notebook belonging to poet and artist Valentine Penrose, née Boué.

  • 2017 at the National Galleries of Scotland

    by Will Snow, Marketing Officer, 06 December 2016 3 Comments

    We look ahead to next year's exciting exhibition programme.

    2017 at the National Galleries of Scotland

    2017 at the National Galleries of Scotland

  • Call & Response: Women in Surrealism

    by Camilla Nordgren and Sarah Petersen, project volunteers, 30 November 2016 1 Comments

    An introduction to an ongoing project with Glasgow Women's Library.

    Call & Response: Women in Surrealism

    Call & Response participants in the archive with archivist Kirstie Meehan.

  • A remarkable installation by Steven Campbell is bought for the nation

    by Adeline Amar, Press Officer, 16 November 2016

    Steven Campbell's 'On Form and Fiction' joins the Glasgow Life and National Galleries of Scotland's collection

    A remarkable installation by Steven Campbell is bought for the nation

    On Form and Fiction by Steven Campbell (1990) © © The Estate of Steven Campbell

  • 16 Surrealists in a Photo Booth

    by Phil Hunt, Digital Technical Officer, 08 September 2016

    As the FLICK_EU photo booth at Facing the World captures images of visitors from across Europe we look at how the Surrealists were already using the photo booth to create works of art almost 90 years ago.

    16 Surrealists in a Photo Booth

    Photo booth image of Rene Magritte (detail from montage in La Revolution Surrealiste)

  • Autumn 2016 at the National Galleries of Scotland

    by Mark Robertson, Digital Marketing Officer, 03 September 2016

    We take a look ahead to preview our exhibition programme for the remainder of 2016.

    Autumn 2016 at the National Galleries of Scotland

    Carel Fabritius, 'The Goldfinch', 1654 (detail)

  • Beuys and Demarco in the Archives

    by Alex Singerman, Project Archivist: Richard Demarco Archive, 02 August 2016

    Alex Singerman introduces a new display in the Keiller Library.

    Beuys and Demarco in the Archives

    Beuys and Demarco in the Archives.

  • Behind the Scenes at West Dean College: Preparing Archive Material for Surreal Encounters

    by Sarah Hughes, Bronwen Glover and Simon Sultana Harkins, West Dean College, 21 July 2016

    Staff and students at West Dean College explain how archive materials are prepared for loan.

    Behind the Scenes at West Dean College: Preparing Archive Material for Surreal Encounters

    Mito Matsumaru working on the material. Photo by Robert Cunes.

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