Emil Nolde: Colour Is Life

Emil Nolde: Colour Is Life

Emil Nolde was one of the greatest colourists of the twentieth century. While he was passionate about his north German home near the Danish border with its immense skies, flat, windswept landscapes and storm-tossed seas, he was equally fascinated by the demi-monde of Berlin’s cafés and cabarets, the busy to and fro of tugboats in the port of Hamburg and the myriad of people and the places he saw on his trip to the South Seas in 1914. 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Come join the stand-up legend and punk poet for a daily dose of iPad-driven art fun. Every day, Phill pops up to sketch a work at one of the galleries. Come watch, chat or even bring your tablet along, and have a go too! No experience or art knowledge required... 

True to Life – British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s

True to Life – British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s

Bringing together more than 80 paintings by an almost forgotten generation of artists, this exhibition explores the figurative tradition in British art between the two World Wars. It focuses on scrupulously detailed realist painting, part of a worldwide trend at the time, and features work by more than 50 artists... 

Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvellous

Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvellous

Subtitled Collecting the Marvellous, this exhibition brings together some of the finest surrealist works of art from four legendary private collections, those of Roland Penrose, Edward James, Gabrielle Keiller and Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch... 

Artist Rooms: The Drawings of Joseph Beuys

Artist Rooms: The Drawings of Joseph Beuys

German artist Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) is best known for his actions, installations and sculptures, but first and foremost he was an artist who was interested in ideas: ideas about how the world, both natural and social, functioned, and how the latter could be improved... 

The Amazing World of MC Escher

The Amazing World of MC Escher

Given our familiarity with Escher’s unmistakable style it’s hard to believe that this is the first major exhibition of his work in the UK and that there is only one print of his in a British public collection... 

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... 

Artist Rooms Roy Lichtenstein

Artist Rooms Roy Lichtenstein

This special three room Artist Rooms exhibition is dedicated to works by renowned American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997). Lichtenstein was one of the most groundbreaking and influential artists of the 20th century... 

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... 

American Impressionism: A New Vision

American Impressionism: A New Vision

American Impressionism: A New Vision runs throughout the entirety of the fringe and can provide a blissful escape from the flyering and madness of the Royal Mile. The walk to the hosting Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art takes one into the recesses of the West End of Edinburgh far away from the bustle of the city centre... 

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

This nationwide programme, developed in partnership with National Galleries of Scotland and Glasgow Life, and supported by Creative Scotland, will be one of the most ambitious celebrations of contemporary art ever held by a single country and will feature work from a diverse range of artists such as Alison Watt, Claire Barclay, Douglas Gordon, Martin Boyce, Callum Innes and Christine Borland.