We Weren’t There, But We Remember

This evening we were so happy to be able (unlike in nonsabbatical-time) to attend a brief — and touching — live performance by Aonach Mòr, part of the programming around Remembering the Great War, on view at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. The paintings, sculpture, lithographs, photographs, and film footage are stirring and we look forward to a return visit, or two, before the exhibition closes in late May.

Henry Lintott RSA (1877-1965), Avatar, 1916, Oil on canvas, Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture (Diploma Collection), ‘Conserved with the aid of a grant from the AIM Pilgrim Trust Conservation Scheme’
Henry Lintott RSA (1877-1965), Avatar, 1916, Oil on canvas, Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture (Diploma Collection), ‘Conserved with the aid of a grant from the AIM Pilgrim Trust Conservation Scheme’. Courtesy*                  
Screen shot of the gorgeous and not massive ceiling we sat under  during the musical performance.
Screenshot of the gorgeous and not massive ceiling we sat under during the musical performance.
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Just a screenshot’s glimpse into the Library, from the architect’s project page.

See 1914.org or http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/ww1/ for more information.

See http://pagepark.co.uk/projects/scottish-national-portrait-gallery for project details from the Gallery’s fairly recent renovation (2009-2011).

*http://wsimag.com/art/10735-remembering-the-great-war

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