I lived around the corner for 7-8 years, but this only became a gallery after I'd moved away. Since it was opened, I've walked past any number of times and not ventured in. Finally, while killing time between pub assignations one November Saturday afternoon, I took the plunge.
It is free, but a donation of £1 is suggested. To be honest, it's over priced.
I saw only a handful of things which were remotely interesting. Very Glasgow - all show and no substance. A lovely building graced by loads of taxpayer £s, but nothing inside.
It will take you 20 minutes to see, if you're slow and use the stairs rater than the lift.
The building was once the mansion house of one of Glasgow's richest tobacco lairds, William cunninghame. Howver, over the years it has been used for many different purposes - it has been atelehone exchange, a public library and then in 1996 it became a gallery housing the City's contraversial collection of modern art.
I really loved this place and some of the paintings and things they had here, over the three floors of galleries. Its probably my favourite Modern Art gallery I have been to. They have a mostly permanent exhibition with various temporary exhibits as well. The basement contains a large library area and cafe.
If you get there at the right time of day and the sun is shining take a minute in the stair well as the painted windows and the prisms in the glass of the lift make such a lovely effect on the walls!
The GALLERY OF MODERN ART is located next to George Square.Is another very good museum to visit in the city,even though i don't like very much the modern art,i enjoyed my visit to this museum.
During my visit to the city it was holding on this museum a vey interesting exposition by Barbara Kruger.
There is also another nice place to see on that area it is called : THE LIGHTHOUSE, is another new museum in the city,it is The Scotland's Centre for Architecture,and Design,sometimes there are some very good expositions here.
The Ligthouse is located just next to the Central Station.Don't miss it!.
Firstly the building dates back to 1776 when it was built as a mansion, and several remains of the original building still exist within the gallery. Secondly the gallery houses work by artists who are alive and many of the exibits have quotations from these artists which gives understanding to their work
Terrific new works and brimming with talent, some challenging installations. Like the wooden church interior, within a film of a naked man singing "Jerusalem", with the words REAL LIFE tatooed across his back.. Very Strange.
Wonder if it sounds better after 15 pints of McEwans?. Or may be, by then, you are just raring to join in and sing along.
Thought provoking. Good to look at from the outside, as well as inside. An inspiring place to be.
Opened in 1996, and second only to London, the Gallery mixes modern with neo-classical architecture.
Famous for the statue of The Duke of Wellington outside, forever wearing an orange traffic cone (see my other picture for a good close up!) and sometimes other decoration, the site is a must see, for all its social commentary, the traffic cone, the buildings, the exhibits and the people.
Rooftop cafe. Also has a cafe with internet access and library, in the basement.
This is the Duke of Wellington, astride his horse in front of the gallery of modern art.
Seems appropriate that he wears the traffic cone so often seen on statues throughout the land :-)
Look out for statues all over Glasgow, often little valued by locals and overlooked - but they are wonderful and contribute greatly to the sense of grandeur and pride of this historic city. Remember "The Empire" and the Industrial Revolution. Glasgow was there at the heart, and these statues remind us.
The Gallery of Modern Art is located in the middle of Royal Exchange Square .It offers you an up-to-date vision within its four floors of gallery space. Showcasing the works of living artists, the gallery has an eye on the future, with interactive computers and art workshops.
Gallery of Modern Art. Queen Street, City Centre, Glasgow.
I don't always like modern art but I always like going to modern art museums. This is a relatively small museum but some of the pieces are quite impressive.
Don't be put off by the large group of goths hanging about outside, they appeared to be mostly harmless.
The photo (Lomo) is of the lift shaft in the museum.
One thing that you really must do when you are in Glasgow is to keep an eye out for the statues, most famously the one in front of the modern art museum in royal exchange square...Glasgow wouldn't be the same without the coneheads!!
P.S. 3 years ago at New Year, I was pulled off the statue at the modern art musuem by the police...along with about 30 other people, who would have guessed you could fit that many up there?? I sure didn't!!
The gallery of Modern Art is a great place to spend an afternoon. There's plenty of weird and wonderful stuff in here.
Well the gallery itself is nice, but my favourite thing about the GoMA is the statue outside - complete with the traffic cone on its head! It's become such a landmark that the cone is never removed by police, or at least if it is, it certainly gets back up there fast enough!! I once saw it with 2 cones - one for the horse too!
This was my favourite exhibit (by Victor Vasarely). But there are many paintings, sculptures and Sharmanka Theatre- moving constructions with light and sound effects, these have limited showing times so check with the gallery.
I usually don't really like the typical modern art - to me it seems mostly just colours (often gloomy) splashed on a canvas... but here you have sculptures and pictures that are not only very colourful at times, but also of a descriptive presentation. I especially liked the ground floor!
The picture shows a part of the sculpture 'The Seven Deadly Sins' (if I remember right).
The Gallery of Modern Art is a gallery of contemporary art and popular with visitors.
Monday-Wednesday 10am-5pm Thursday 10am-8pm Friday 11am-5pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 11am-5pm