Although both buildings are surrounded by lush green gardens, the lawn in front of the Modern One building is especially striking as it was re-landscaped in 2002 to make a curved mound with three pools of water.
The Modern One is an imposing Renaissance building with artwork that dates from 1900 to the present day. It also houses special exhibitions.
Visitors will find specialized and temporary exhibitions on the first floor. The second floor features Russian and French paintings from the beginning of the twentieth century. It also houses Expressionist and Modern works of art by British artists, Scottish modern art and a few Cubist paintings.
The Modern One building houses paintings by renowned painters such as Matisse, Picasso and Andy Warhol.
The Modern Two features Surrealist and Dadaist works of art (a protest movement with an anti-establishment manifesto). Some of the major artists include Picasso, Magritte, Miró and Dalí, as well as a reproduction of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi's studio - one of post-war Britain's most influential sculptors and a pioneer of pop-art.
For those who love modern art
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a little far from the city centre but this museum is a must-see for those who love modern art.
Daily except Thursdays: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursdays: 10 am to 7 pm
Free entry | Additional charge for some exhibitions
Bus: Gallery of Modern Art, 13.