Lecture or talk Adults

Collecting Impressionists and Musicians | The Maitlands in Edinburgh (in person)

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Tuesday 2 August, 12.45-1.30pm

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To meet demand we are also offering an online live stream of the event. Space is very limited, please do not come to the event without a pre-booked ticket.

In this lecture, Professor Michael Clarke, former director, Scottish National Gallery will examine the twin loves of Alexander and Rosalind Maitland - art and music. In their Edinburgh home in Heriot Row they built up their outstanding collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings that would be gifted (1960) and bequeathed (1965) to the National Galleries of Scotland. Passionate lovers of classical music, they also played host to some of the twentieth century’s greatest musicians.

Edgar Degas A Group of Dancers About 1898

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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.

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  • Bike rack
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  • Toilets for gallery visitors
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Getting here

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

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  • Open daily, 10am-5pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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