13 Jan The Gallery of Modern Art
The Gallery of Modern Art
In the heart of the city centre Glasgow’s most visited art gallery, The Gallery of Modern Art, located in Royal Exchange Square only 10 minutes away from The City Apartments.
The gallery provides a thought-provoking programme including displays of local and international artworks from the City’s collection alongside temporary exhibitions and events with artists. There is also a permanent display that charts the history of the building. GoMA is part of Glasgow’s civic museum service and has a changing programme of museums’ collection and loaned-in exhibitions and associated public programme. Have a look at their website listed at the end for the full programme.
The gallery is free to enter and has a shop, library with free PCs and Internet access and also a cafe.
After spending time seeing all the fantastic exhibitions inside the gallery there is one last attraction directly outside. That being, the Duke of Wellington statue which has been made famous for having a traffic come placed on the duke’s head regardless of how many times it has been taken off. Sometimes confused for being an art installation that the Gallery is responsible for, the cone(s) on Wellington’s statue are placed by daring passers-by, usually very late at night. It seems to have been going on for about 30 years or so.
Opening times are as follows:
Mon – Wed: 10:00 – 17:00
Thu: 10:00 – 20:00
Fri: 11:00 – 17:00
Sat: 10:00 – 17:00
Sun: 11:00 – 17:00