This building was designed by William Burn in the 1820s in the neoclassical style for the John Watson School. Since 1984, the... More
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
This building was designed by William Burn in the 1820s in the neoclassical style for the John Watson School. Since 1984, the National Gallery of Modern Art has housed a magnificent art collection of which the city is justly proud. On the ground floor there are special exhibition rooms and displays from the permanent collection. Here you'll find American Pop Art, the Glasgow Boys, Rennie Mackintosh watercolors and one small room devoted to works by Ian Hamilton Finlay. The upper level features an impressive collection of early 20th-century international art, representing Bonnard, Vuillard, Matisse, Kirchner, Magritte, Picasso and Miro amongst others. The surrounding parkland contains sculpture by the likes of Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, William Turnbull and Anthony Caro. Calm down from the high-brow glory of it all in the cafe downstairs, or in the well-stocked museum shop. Call ahead for more details.
Reviews for Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art: 1
where it hangs matters
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 18/06/2007
Seeing the work by Tracey Emin at the National Gallery brought back fond memories.
I had totally forgotten about this artist until now. Her ability to take simplistic drawing and use provocative supports gives the work more weight than would have been possible if it had been handle in a more traditional way. Emins work, for whatever reason seems to be more affected by its surroundings than most art, for good or bad, and this space was less than ideal. A group show that I saw in Berlin of Tracey Emin and Anders Stone had to be one of the strangest of all time. Emins work with over the top exposed women and Stones
deadpan voyeurism, all men, played alluring theatre in the room in which these pieces hung. The best part was that I came away thinking that it wasnt planned.
The best juxtapositions never are.