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Art at the Turn of the Century

Until Fri 28 Feb 2020

Open daily, 10am-5pm

  • FREE
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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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  • Wheelchair access

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The Changing Places toilet at Modern One will be open to the public from Saturday 16 March.

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

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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.

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

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