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Attraction: Gallery of Modern Art
The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is the main gallery of contemporary art
Opened in 1996, the Gallery of Modern Art is housed in a neoclassical
building in Royal Exchange Square in the heart of Glasgow city centre.
Built in 1778 as the townhouse of William Cunninghame of Lainshaw, a
wealthy Glasgow Tobacco Lord, the building has undergone a series of
different uses. It was bought in 1817 by the Royal Bank of Scotland who
later moved onto Buchanan Street; it then became the Royal Exchange.
Reconstruction for this use was undertaken by David Hamilton between
1827 and 1832 and resulted in many additions to the building, namely the
Corinthian pillars to the Queen Street facade, the cupola above and the
large hall to the rear of the old house.
gallery has regularly changing exhibitions by Scottish and International
Artists. Top Scottish artists Peter Howson, Steven Campbell, John
Bellany and Ken Currie are well represented in the gallery.