Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is world renowned for the quality of its international art collection which includes Impressionists and Italian and Dutch Renaissance paintings. Without question it houses one of Scotlands finest civic Art collections.
My personal favourites can be found in the Glasgow Room where you will find works by the Glasgow Boys and Glasgow Girls. There are three paintings in particular that ‘get me every time’ – two by George Henry and E.A. Hornel, ‘Druids Bringing in the Mistletoe'( 1890) and ‘The Star in the East’ (1891) and one by William Kennedy called ‘The Fur Boa’. Amazing – there is a ‘physicalness’ about the way these folk painted that just does something for me – it can’t be explained beyond that.
The building itself is worthy of note, a large and imposing late Victorian red sandstone contruction, it is one of Glasgow’s landmark buildings. It is also famous for the myth that it was built back-to-front and the architect jumped to his death from one of it’s towers.
The ever changing contemporary exhibitions compete for your attention with the dinosaurs, suites of armour, frightening weaponry and treasures from throughout the world. The Museum was recently in the news when it handed back the controversial ‘wounded knee ghost shirt’ to Native American Indians. The reputation of being Scotlands most popular free visitor attraction is assured for the near future.
There is a shop full of ‘knick-knacks’ and a large cafe so you won’t go hungry.
Location: Dunbarton Road 100 yards west of Kelvin Way.
Tel: 0141 287 2699
Disabled Access: Yes
Opening Times: Mon-Sat 10am – 5.00pm, Sun 11am – 5pm
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