14 reviews of Gallery Of Modern Art in English
'Unsettled Objects' Exhibition, fourth floor, throughout 2011.
Jings - they ain't kidding! This is unsettling, powerful, and visceral stuff, covering some big and meaty subject matters...
...A French/Lebanese artist experiments with a hijab made entirely from pictures of her own face (subversion!); another shows silkscreen prints of Scotland's slave ships (truly horrific), and beautiful photos of places soaked in colour and sunshine and life transform and judder in your mind as you read the horrific things that happened there (juxtaposition!).
My eyeballs and my brain really, really enjoyed this. Suggested donation is only £1 ($2 or 2Euro - can't find the symbol on my keyboard, curses), the wee gift shop has things for sale (pretty and shiny!) and there's a Greggs just across the road so you can buy some big and meaty stomach-unsettling pies to counteract all that culture and edification. Yay!
this gallery is always good for a wander at lunchtime - i can’t remember a time when i’ve gone in and NOT found at least one piece of art that has captivated me in some way. not bad for free entry.
however, this place doesn’t run on dreams - so be a sport and make a donation when you visit. having said that, it can be to stand and stare at the donation box as if it’s one of the art works (god, i’m so immature).
also, check out one of glasgows most famous guerilla artworks, the traffic cone atop the statue at the front of the building. glorious!
A gallery that can be a hit or miss depending on your tastes as is commonplace with all modern art in my opinion! I still like to pop in now in then though and have a wee wander round as the exhibits do change and there is always something worth looking at and the gallery is a good place to spend an hour or so.
The cafe and library downstairs is also handy to pop in and browse the books or have a coffee whilst out in the city centre of Glasgow. Look out for the art piece on the statue outside the gallery as well!
We try and take the kids here a few times a year, they don’t always get much out of it but sometimes there some exhibition or display in the main hall that takes there interest. Conveniently situated in the middle of the city centre surrounds by some lovely cafes and bars.
The Gallery of Modern Art is conveniently situated in the centre of Glasgow and has been a family favourite of ours since before we had a family. It has an international reputation and exhibits a variety of national and international artists yet manages to maintain a distinctively local flavour featuring art and artists whose routes are clearly Glasgow and surrounding in origin.
I’ve always found the layout to be something of a curiousity in itself once you get away from the main gallery on the ground floor you’ll be treated to a variety of nooks and crannies which in some respects can actually detract from the experience … unless you enjoy getting lost.
Despite my problem with the interior of what is a magnificent building I can’t think of an occasion when I’ve been disappointed following a visit, the main gallery even has an area set aside for kids to try their creative little hands in the creation of pictures … perhaps wishing them to draw inspiration from some of the incredible works that surround them.
Being so central is a real asset for this gallery, especially in combination with being free to get in, as you don’t have to make a special trip but can just wander in to see what is new, on the way to catch a train or whilst having a break from shopping, and the cafe is a good place to rest weary feet. This is how art should be, not precious but completely accessible.
Not that it isn’t worth a special trip - it really is great and so representative of the modern Glasgow, vibrant and creative and fun.
This is really accessable located in beside the shops and free to enter. The access is good with a good range of art. I remember years ago newspapers in a mini! The displays change and gives many local artists a place to display their work. downstairs is a cafe and library. It is not a big gallery though so if your only into see the art it wont take long!
Beautiful buidling. This is a great modern art gallery with lots of unusal displays to look at and enjoy . This is free to get in but you can make a small donation if desired. There is a gift sho pwhich is a bit pricey makes up for free entry i guess. There is different exhibitions on , one i see was a pile of chairs in the middle of the floor cut in half. i loved it . doesn’t take long to go around this as it’s fairly small but good to see.
A large but gorgeous art gallery with a fantastic cafe and gallery of photographs and modern art. Perfect for an artistic individual as there are a few art shops nearby. It is located in the centre of Glasgow and is a few minutes from the shops and cafes. It is free for admission.
The exhibits change quite frequently so I wouldn’t rule it out for a look around if you have a bad experience. There are loads of exciting things to see and its worth popping in when you have a wee hour to spare.
Ive visited this Gallery several times over the years and I always have high hopes for it. Sadly, it never delivers. I was taken to a special exhibition by my mother when I was about 10 years old which I thought was fantastic but sadly I cant remember the name. Ever since though, I have found this place to be a huge let down.
To me its like this gallery is the start of something good but that its never quite finished. I am the sort who wants endless exhibits to look at and wander at whatever pace I want, but I dont ever think this place is big enough or has enough areas open to tempt me.
On the bright side, I have seen some fantastic peices in the main gallery on the ground floor and they really go to a big effort to get interesting works in here, its just a pity that there isnt more of them really.
It possible that I just dont get it, but I think this gallery is more for art students and refined art goers, others will bore of the place in about half an hour.
Located in the heart of the city centre, this is the ideal place to pop in when you’ve got a spare couple of hours for a wander. Entry is free and there are a range of ever changing exhibitions to look at. Workshops for both adults and children also take place here and a lot of the work shown is by local artists. It’s a wonderful place to come and browse. Some of the recent displays include projects on sectarianism and domestic violence. It is a gallery which always gives you something to think about. There are usually some outlandish and occasionally downright weird displays as well, which are also worth a look. Downstairs in the basement there’s a cafe and library, computers with internet access and a selection of the days papers. There’s also a shop selling handmade and quirky gifts and jewellery.
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