The Fine Art Society
The Fine Art Society is one of the world’s oldest art dealerships, founded way back in 1876. Today, it includes two floors of gallery space, featuring Scottish paintings and sculptures from the 18th century to the present day. The gallery pioneered the idea of solo exhibitions, famously displaying James McNeill Whistler’s An Arrangement in White and Yellow in London in 1883. Since then, exhibitions in the Edinburgh location have spanned the artistic spectrum, offering everything from abstract sketches to historic oil paintings. Based on centrally located Dundas Street in the heart of New Town, this important site of Edinburgh’s art history is easily accessible and well worth a visit.