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.
22 Hillhead St
University of Glasgow
Royal Exchange Square
Royal Exchange Sq., Queen St
Main gallery of modern art in Glasgow... read more
167 Renfrew St
One of two independent art schools in Glasgow, the magnificent building is worth a visit... read more
2 Castle St
Fascinating Multi-Faith Museum, with spectacular views... read more
10 Dumbreck Rd
A truly unique venue designed by the famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Mackintosh devotees love it here... read more
2060 Pollokshaws Rd
Pollok Country Park
2060 Pollokshaws Road
Pollok Country Park
El Greco, Goya, Murillo, et Alia... read more
Glasgow School of Art
A reconstruction of Glaswegian architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's home... read more
148 W. Regent St
A great small art gallery featuring Scottish work from the 19th and 20th centuries... read more