Baby, it's cold outside. So why not escape the Scottish weather and come join us at the Galleries? There's something for everyone.
Experience a solar eclipse like never before with Katie Paterson's Totality (2016). Featuring over 10,000 images of solar eclipses (nearly every one recorded) spanning hundreds of years.
Did we mention that's it's also free to come and see? Making it the perfect post-Christmas event for the whole family.
Have you see Walt Disney's 1940 film, Fantasia? Rego was so inspired by the film and the iconic sequence of animated ostriches, hippos, elephants and alligators ballet-dancing that she re-created the comic scene to create Dancing Ostriches.
Fun fact, the piece features her assistant, Lila Nunes,18 times!
"The view from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two) never fails to amaze me… It’s the perfect spot for reflection and gives you the chance to have a break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre” - Charlotte, Edinburgh.
Not only do we have amazing views, we also have a walking guide to show you around Antony Gromley's 6 TIMES series, which features six incredible sculptures created by Turner Prize-winning artist.
Did you know that Dorothea Tanning was one of the most celebrated of the American Surrealists? Tableau Vivant was created at a turning-point in her career and features a Lhasa Apso terrier named Katchina, who belonged to her and her husband, the Surrealist artist Max Ernst.
Numerous Surrealist artists took animal avatars which play the role of alter-ego in their work: Ernst took a bird, Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) chose a horse; Tanning took Katchina. Unlike most artists’ avatars, Tanning’s was a specific animal – her own pet.
Come and meet Katchina in Tableau Vivant for free as part of our Beyond Realism exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One).
Had too much turkey? Or fancy something different? We've got just the thing. Our newly-refurbished Paolozzi's kitchen offers a range of Scottish/Italian-themed food (including haggis lasagne!) and only uses Scottish incredients, seasonal, local produce, which is all made on-site from scratch! There's also salads, cakes and platters for a lighter bite.
Take a look at this tasty menu, or book a table here. Go on, you know you want to.
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is open every day from 10am until 5pm.
*Please note that over Christmas, the Gallery will be closed on the following days: 25 December and 26 December, and open from noon on January 1.
Car parking is available at both Galleries, find out more here.
You can find the gallery at 75 Belford Road in Edinburgh (postcode: EH4 3DR).