Not currently on display

Room closures at the Scottish National Gallery

Our aim is always to share as many artworks with visitors as we possibly can, but challenges stemming from the Covid-19 outbreak has meant we have had to limit what we can safely put on display within the Gallery. This includes the Glasgow Boys and our Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works normally displayed in our upstairs back rooms (Rooms 14-18). Certain works may also be out on loan to other galleries.

What follows is a breakdown of rooms within the Scottish National Gallery that are NOT currently accessible. We apologise for any disappointment if your favourite works aren't on display. Our hope is to reopen certain areas when it is safe to do so in line with Government guidelines. In the meantime, we have created two short films which are tours of the spaces. Scroll down below to see Impressionism and Post-Impressionism and A Century of scottish Art.

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Cabinet pictures

Once the preserve of royalty and the nobility, the collecting and commissioning of paintings become progressively widespread over the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, both north and south of the Alps.

Eighteenth - Nineteenth Century Art

A display of smaller-scale paintings by some of the greatest European artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

The national collection includes some key works of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. Including works by Cezanne, Degas, Gauguin, Monet, Seurat, van Gogh and Vuillard.

A Century of Scottish Art 1810-1920

This display features a selection of nineteenth and early twentieth century Scottish artworks by William McTaggart, Sir James Guthrie, Arthur Melville, Phoebe Anna Traquiar and others.

Tours of closed displays at the Scottish National Gallery

Impressionism and Post Impressionism
with Frances Fowle, Curator of French art at the National Galleries of Scotland

Frances Fowle introduces our display of Impressionism and Post Impressionism at the Scottish National Gallery. The display is currently closed to visitors but this tour gives you an insight into some of the Impressionist and Post Impressionist collection highlights. Artworks introduced by Frances include those by Camille Pissaro, Berthe Morisot, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and Georges Seurat.

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Nineteeth Century Scottish Painting
with Patricia Allerston Deputy Director and Chief Curator

This tour gives you an insight into some of the highlights of this part of the collection, including work by artists such as William McTaggart, Phoebe Anna Traquair, Arthur Melville and James Patterson. The nineteenth century was a hugely important century in the development of Scottish art.

This gallery is unfortunately not open at the moment due to restrictions, but we hope that you will enjoy this tour of the space.

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