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Art at the Turn of the Century

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All of our Gallery buildings are closed until at least 14 February 2021, in line with Scottish Government restrictions. Modern One is closed until 27 March.

Art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was both forward and backward looking. Some artists developed aspects of impressionist and post-impressionist painting, and moved further in the direction of abstraction; other artists, turned towards spiritual values and created symbols of a purer world; other artists continued with traditional artistic practices.

The work in this display does not fit neatly into any of these categories and often show aspects of all three in varying degrees. People – and artists are no exceptions – are drawn to progress, spirituality and tradition at different times and for different reasons.  The complex nature of these years makes for diversity and a fascinating range of views on the world.

Image: John Duncan Fergusson, Dieppe, 14 July 1905 : Night © The Fergusson Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council,  Scotland

 

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

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.

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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.
Modern One Closed until 27 March
Modern Two Closed until at least 14 February

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