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Bright Star: The Art and Life of King James VI and I

This event has been cancelled

In order to help protect the health of our staff and visitors during this difficult time, we have closed all of our Galleries.

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Tuesday 23 June, 6.30-8.30pm
£ 14.00

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Tickets for this event are not available at this time. For more information, please contact [email protected]

About

This summer the Scottish National Portrait Gallery will present the first exhibition in over 40 years to be devoted to the life and art of King James VI and I. Featuring a wealth of objects from the National Galleries of Scotland collection and high profile loans, the exhibition will shed light on the cultural riches that were produced during James' reign and explore the people who commissioned and created them.

In this talk curator Kate Anderson will explore some of the key art works and themes in the exhibition and demonstrate the important role that art, performance, dress and jewellery played at the Jacobean courts.

Adrian Vanson James VI and I, 1566 - 1625. King of Scotland 1567 - 1625. King of England and Ireland 1603 - 1625 1595
Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

Gallery facilities

We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

Find out more about disabled access at the Scottish National Gallery

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

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

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The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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