This summer the National Galleries of Scotland is packed full of world-class exhibitions and special events. They’re the perfect places in which to play, create, eat, drink and relax.
From the dazzling paintings of Bridget Riley to the kaleidoscopic collages of Cut and Paste, and from the expressive photographs of Diane Arbus to the decaying roses of Anya Gallaccio, this summer’s programme contains something for everything, whether you want to be delighted, challenged, or just to feast your eyes on some of the greatest images ever created.
We’re also putting on some fantastic events for visitors of all ages. Alongside our ongoing programme of events for adults, families and community groups, is Kids: Cut it Out , a rich range of fun and engaging activities for children at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
And at the heart of everything is YOU! We want to hear what you think of your gallery experiences this summer, so please let us know, either using the #whatdoyousee hashtag or by e-mailing [email protected].
Scottish National Gallery (Royal Scottish Academy)
Until Sun 22 Sep 2019
The first museum survey of Riley’s work to be held in the UK for 16 years, and the first of its kind in Scotland, this spans over 70 years of work, and places particular emphasis on the origins of Riley’s practice and traces pivotal moments across her acclaimed career.
Cut and Paste | 400 Years of Collage
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (Modern Two)
Until Sun 27 Oct 2019
Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage is the first survey exhibition of collage ever to take place anywhere in the world. Collage is often described as a twentieth-century invention, but this show spans a period of more than 400 years and includes more than 250 works.
More summer events
Edinburgh Art Festival
We are delighted once again to be part of the Edinburgh Art Festival. As well as our major exhibitions being part of the programme, we are presenting Rosalind Nashashibi's Festival commission, hosting the Festival keynote address, and are one of the destinations on the Art Lates events.