Art lovers visiting Edinburgh should be sure to pay a visit to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The museum includes works by 20th century masters, including Picasso and Matisse, along with a broad selection of work by contemporary artists, such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Damien Hirst, and Rachel Whitehead.
In particular, sculpture lovers will enjoy the front lawn of the museum, which was transformed in 2002 into the giant sculpture “Landform,” by American architectural theorist and landscape designer, Charles Jencks. The museum won a 2004 Gulbenkian Prize for the work.
The works of the Scottish Colourists are also featured in the museum. These Scottish artists were not highly regarded in the 1920s and 30s when they originally worked, but late in the 20th century their art had a profound effect on contemporary Scottish and other British artists.
In short, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is one of Scotland’s finest art galleries and deserves to make the itinerary of any Edinburgh visitor.