Lecture or talk Adults, Young people

Books in Focus: Paris Dada

  • Thursday 7 May, 2.30-3.30pm, repeated Saturday 9 May, 2.30-3.30pm
FREE

Booking essential (tickets available one month in advance)

About

Our series of ‘Books in Focus’ sessions looks at artists’ books and archive material held in the special collections of the National Galleries of Scotland. This session will look at the riotous presence of Dada in Paris around 1920, where artists including Tristan Tzara, André Breton, Francis Picabia and Celine Arnaud challenged the status quo through their anarchic and playful art, writing and performances. It is an opportunity to see some of the most rare periodicals and books in the Galleries’ collection.

Photograph of a Dada event at la Maison de l'Oeuvre in Paris, March 1920

Photograph from La Première aventure de M. Antipyrine by Tristan Tzara, Purchased with the assistance from the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland 2003

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access

Gallery facilities

The Changing Places toilet is located in the rear car park of Modern One with accessible parking spaces located nearby. The unit is open 9am-5pm, every day, a key is not required.

A full accessibility guide is available at www.accessibilityguides.org for Modern One and Modern Two.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Changing places toilet
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • On-site parking (£2)
  • Disabled parking
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

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.

In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

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Modern & contemporary art archive and special books

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The Modern & Contemporary Art Archive contains over 120 holdings relating to 20th and 21st century artists, collectors and art organisations, including the Gallery of Modern Art's own papers. These comprise files of papers, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, textiles, diaries, newscuttings and other printed ephemera.

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