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Edinburgh’s Avant-Garde Art World of the 1930s - talk by Alice Strang

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Join Alice Strang, Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, National Galleries of Scotland for an illustrated talk on Edinburgh's avant-garde art world during the 1930s.

At this time, Stanley Cursiter at the National Galleries of Scotland lobbied tirelessly for a Gallery of Modern Art, Hubert Wellington turned Edinburgh College of Art into one of the most liberal institutions of its kind and Herbert Read at Edinburgh University urged Scottish artists to look North, rather than to France, for inspiration for a national school.

In this period of social and economic change, organisations such as the Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy and the University of Edinburgh’s Fine Art Society included much cutting-edge European contemporary art in their exhibitions - from Edvard Munch and Paul Klee to Surrealism and Constructivism.

A selection of material on Scottish art from the Art & Design Library will be available to borrow.


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