Art Museums/Galleries in Glasgow

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  • Discover Glasgow through the eyes of art. Whether a sculpture by a hometown favorite or a private collection painting by a well-known big-wig, art gives you a glimpse into the soul of a place, and the folks that call it home. Go high-brow, low-brow and everything in-between at the art museums and galleries of Glasgow. Just don't touch the paintings.

    Located in various buildings of The University of Glasgow, The Hunterian Museum andArt Gallery is Scotland's oldest public museum. It opened in 1807 and is composed of four different collections: The Hunterian Museum (featuring items from Roman Scotland, Ancient Egypt and more), The Zoology Museum, The Hunterian Gallery (featuring watercolours by Charles Rennie Mackintosh) and the Mackintosh House (the former home of the aforementioned Scottish architect).

    The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is the most visited modern art gallery in Scotland. It opened is 1996 and is housed in a neoclassical building which it shares with the city centre library. The building once served as the Royal Exchange, a centre for business and commercial exchange where information and goods were traded. GoMA's permanent collection includes works by the "new Glasgow boys" as well as John Bellany and Stanley Spencer. The Library at GoMA, houses a café, free internet access terminals, and an extensive collection of art and design books alongside its general books for loan.

    Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)

    350 Sauchiehall St

    Imaginative New Ideas in Art... read more

    Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

    22 Hillhead St
    University of Glasgow

    Scotland's oldest public museum... read more

    Gallery of Modern Art

    Royal Exchange Square
    Royal Exchange Sq., Queen St

    Main gallery of modern art in Glasgow... read more

    Glasgow School of Art (The)

    167 Renfrew St

    One of two independent art schools in Glasgow, the magnificent building is worth a visit... read more

    St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

    2 Castle St

    Fascinating Multi-Faith Museum, with spectacular views... read more

    House for an Art Lover

    10 Dumbreck Rd
    Bellahouston Park

    A truly unique venue designed by the famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Mackintosh devotees love it here... read more

    Burrell Collection (The)

    2060 Pollokshaws Rd
    Pollok Country Park

    Burrell's Gift to Glasgow... read more

    Pollok House

    2060 Pollokshaws Road
    Pollok Country Park

    El Greco, Goya, Murillo, et Alia... read more

    Mackintosh House

    University Avenue
    Glasgow School of Art

    A reconstruction of Glaswegian architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's home... read more

    Cyril Gerber Fine Art

    148 W. Regent St

    A great small art gallery featuring Scottish work from the 19th and 20th centuries... read more
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