Exhibition Closing Soon

New Arrivals | From Salvador Dalí to Jenny Saville

On now until Sun 12 Feb 2023

Open daily, 10am-5pm

Admission free

All our galleries will be closed on Wednesday 1 February due to industrial action. Find out more.


Presenting a fascinating showcase of the most recent acquisitions at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, this exhibition offers a stunning range of modern and contemporary work, including painting, sculpture, photography, film and more. 

Spanning 110 years and filling the ground floor of the gallery, thematic displays ranging from evocative landscapes to printmaking and Surrealism offer unexpected juxtapositions that will tease out intriguing stories behind the national collection. With more than 100 artworks to discover, highlights include works by Salvador Dalí, Damien Hirst, Peter Doig, France-Lise McGurn, Wangechi Mutu, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Jenny Saville, Alberta Whittle, and many others.   

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Gallery facilities

Detailed information on accessibility at the National Galleries of Scotland

Parking for visitors is available at both Modern One and Modern Two. A donation is requested of £3 for up to 4 hours and £6 for 4-8 hours. Our payment meters have contactless capability. There is free accessible parking for blue badge holders.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Changing places toilet
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Disabled parking
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Parking
  • Café
Getting here

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.

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73 & 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

Related events

Related events

Special event SOLD OUT

Hanna Tuulikki | SING SIGN: a close duet live performance

Modern One

Sat 11 Feb 2023

2 - 2:30pm


Booking essential

Related articles

Related articles

Blog: Lowry's 'A Lancashire Landscape'

A remarkable drawing by Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887 – 1976), titled A Lancashire Landscape, has entered Scotland’s national collection with thanks to the Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme. 

Bloodlines | Amie Siegel in conversation

Watch artist Amie Siegel in conversation with Chief Curator Lucy Askew about Siegel’s 2022 film installation, Bloodlines.

Podcast: Marie Harnett

In this podcast, artist Marie Harnett and Curator Stephanie Straine discuss Harnett's astonishing series of works based on stills selected from the trailer for the Brazilian film Heleno.

Podcast: France-Lise McGurn

In this podcast, artist France-Lise McGurn and Curator Lucy Askew discuss McGurn's atmospheric, large-scale work Bachelorette, which was completed in the artist's Glasgow studio during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.

Podcast: Peter Doig

In this podcast, curator Keith Hartley speaks to painter Peter Doig about the work At the Edge of Town.

Blog: Gwen John

This rare and stunning painting by Gwen John entered the collection during the depths of the first COVID-19 lockdown, in May 2020.

Blog: Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley’s beautiful and contemplative painting Intervals 2 is welcomed by Curator Lucy Askew.

Blog: Hanna Tuulikki

In this blog, Curator Emma Gillespie explores Hanna Tuulikki’s film and sound installation SING SIGN: a close duet.

Blog: Wangechi Mutu

Curator Leila Riszko welcomes artist Wangechi Mutu's stunning and important work Histology of the Different Classes of Uterine Tumors to the collection.

Families | Art chat

Families | Art chat

Designed for families aged 6+ our art chat guide helps you explore the different artworks in this exhibition and encourages you to make your own. Available to pick up in gallery or download.

Our Friends

Our Friends

Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.

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