Exhibitions

Our varied exhibitions programme lures visitors to a converted warehouse, Old Town closes, imposing monuments and a perfectly preserved Edwardian mansion.

The City Art Centre hosts some of the best international touring exhibitions available, covering fine art, photography, design and more. Our museums display both in-house and touring exhibitions, highlighting different aspects of Edinburgh’s history and culture.

What's On Guide

Our latest What's On guide lists details of all our exhibitions and events across Museums & Galleries Edinburgh venues between September and December 2017. 

Detail from The Preaching of St Columba by William McTaggart, c.1898 The Artist and The Sea - autumn 2015 - spring 2016 

Detail from The Preaching of St Columba by William McTaggart, c.1898 The Artist and The Sea - autumn 2015 - spring 2016

Current Exhibitions


See which exhibitions are on right now across our venues.

Detail from Carol Rhodes - Town, 2005 (Urban/Suburban, 2014) Detail from Carol Rhodes - Town, 2005 (Urban/Suburban, 2014)

Exhibitions Coming Soon


Please check here for regular updates on our future exhibitions.

Miles Aldridge, Vogue Italia, September 2002

© Miles Aldridge (exhibition summer 2013)
Miles Aldridge, Vogue Italia, September 2002 © Miles Aldridge (exhibition summer 2013)

Past Exhibitions

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004)

Detail from View of St Ives, 1940, oil on canvas (Previous exhibition)

© 2012 Trustees of the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) Detail from View of St Ives, 1940, oil on canvas (Previous exhibition) © 2012 Trustees of the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust

Archived Exhibitions