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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Listed under Art Collections in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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The art is modern but the setting couldn’t be more traditional: a Scottish manor house looking building on generous grounds set off with sculptures by Henry Moore and Rachael Whiteread. There are two parts to this museum, the Gallery of Modern Art which has a collection that begins in 1900, and the Dean Gallery which is focused specifically on works from the Dada and Surrealist movements.

Naturally there is a large Scottish contingent but there are also superb paintings by Matisse, Dali, Magritte and Picasso, which many people make direct beelines towards like the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. Works by Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and David Hockney also draw the crowds, and contemporary, living artists are represented by names like Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and Gilbert & George.

Twenty minutes walk from the centre of Edinburgh, on Belford Road, the gallery has a good café and one of those shops where everything is so clever and interesting that it doesn’t feel like materialism any more.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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