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Visitor Attraction: Gallery of Modern Art

Location: Glasgow

Details: The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is the main gallery of contemporary art in Glasgow.


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 of Modern Art Glasgow

The 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.

Website: Gallery of Modern Art

Address:

Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AH
0141 287 3050
 

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