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Art at the Turn of the Century

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We are beginning a process of phased reopening starting with the Scottish National Gallery on Monday 17 August and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) on Monday 24 August.

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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  • Large print labels
  • Wheelchair access

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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 10am-5pm, every day, a key is not required.

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

  • Wheelchair access
  • Changing places toilet
  • Public toilets
  • Disabled parking
  • Baby changing facilities
  • 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

Modern One 10am-5pm daily from Monday 24 August
Modern Two will reopen in the autumn

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