Rembrandt: Britain's Discovery of the Master

Rembrandt: Britain's Discovery of the Master

This exclusive new exhibition, which will only be shown in Edinburgh, reveals how the taste for Rembrandt’s work in Britain evolved over the past 400 years. From early beginnings around 1630, it grew into a mania that gripped collectors and art lovers across the country, reaching a fever pitch in the late 18th century... 

Joan Eardley: A Private View

Joan Eardley: A Private View

The London-born artist Joan Eardley, who settled in Scotland to study and whose artistic career was cut short when she died—aged 42—in 1963, is best known for two very different subjects of her painting: the extraordinarily candid—albeit, at times cartoonish—portraits of the “weans” (young children) in the long-since demolished Townhead area of Glasgow, and the landscapes and seascapes from the small fishing village of Catterline, just south of Aberdeen... 

Ruskin Live: the 1853 Edinburgh Lectures

Ruskin Live: the 1853 Edinburgh Lectures

In 1853, the great art critic John Ruskin delivered four lectures at the Philosophical Institution in Queen Street, Edinburgh. His themes were Gothic versus Neo-Classical architecture, JMW Turner and the history of landscape painting, and an emergent group of young artists: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood... 

Inspiring Impressionism: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh

Inspiring Impressionism: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh

This summer’s blockbuster exhibition is an expansive survey of Impressionism, showcasing over 100 paintings from around the world. Through a series of fascinating and surprising juxtapositions, this show highlights the interactions and mutual influence between three key artists: Charles Francis Daubigny, a hitherto-overlooked painter, who anticipated and influenced many Impressionist practices, whilst supporting and inspiring many of the younger Impressionists... 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Back to the National Galleries, iPad in hand, and ready to sketch, legendary stand-up, punk poet and sketchsmith Phill Jupitus invites you to join him each morning as he sketches a favourite work, live... 

Ruskin Live: The 1853 Edinburgh Lectures

Ruskin Live: The 1853 Edinburgh Lectures

Ruskin Live: The 1853 Edinburgh Lectures. The great art critic John Ruskin delivered four lectures at the Philosophical Institution in Queen Street, Edinburgh. His themes were Gothic versus Neoclassical Architecture, JMW Turner and the history of European landscape painting, and an emergent group of young artists: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood... 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Back to the National Galleries, iPad in hand, and ready to sketch, legendary stand-up, punk poet and sketchsmith Phill Jupitus invites you to join him each morning as he sketches a favourite work, live... 

Jean-Etienne Liotard

Jean-Etienne Liotard

A stunning exhibition celebrating one of the greatest artists of the 18th century. The work of Jean-Etienne Liotard has rarely been exhibited, and this is the first time it will be comprehensively celebrated in Britain... 

Bailey's Stardust

Bailey's Stardust

David Bailey has made an outstanding contribution to photography and visual art, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits. Alongside new work, this landmark exhibition includes a wide variety of photographs from a career lasting over half a century... 

Ruskin Live

Ruskin Live

John Ruskin: leading art critic of the Victorian era, famous for his volume of essays “Modern Painters” and his endorsement of Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites. Art historian Paul O’Keeffe delivers four of Ruskin’s Edinburgh lectures in his likeness, discussing architecture, Turner, Landscape paintings, and the Pre-Raphaelites... 

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

GENERATION is perhaps the most ambitious exhibition in this year's Fringe and one that extends beyond the confines of this festival. The purpose is to bring together the work of more than a hundred artists to celebrate a quarter of a century of contemporary art in Scotland... 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

The National Galleries of Scotland will be letting legendary stand-up, punk poet and roving sketchsmith Phill Jupitus loose in its rooms for three weeks. Each weekday morning, Phill will sketch a favourite of his from the Gallery Collection, encourage you to come watch, join in, and share your own sketches... 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

The National Galleries of Scotland will be letting legendary stand-up, punk poet and roving sketchsmith Phill Jupitus loose in its rooms for three weeks. Each weekday morning, Phill will sketch a favourite of his from the Gallery Collection, encourage you to come watch, join in, and share your own sketches... 

The Art of Golf: The Story of Scotland's National Sport

The Art of Golf: The Story of Scotland's National Sport

The exhibition includes paintings of early links courses in Bruntsfield, Leith and Musselburgh, and features the greatest golf painting of all time, Charles Lees’ The Golfers (1847)...