Gallery of Modern Art (Glasgow UK)

The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is the main gallery of contemporary art in Glasgow, Scotland. GoMA displays work by local and international artists as well as addressing contemporary social issues through its major biannual projects.

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. Since its opening, the gallery has hosted several million visitors. It has a dedicated Education and Access studio, facilitating workshops and artists talks and in the basement a Learning Library. The building also contains a cafe, free Internet access terminals, multimedia, art, and general book-lending facilities. Exhibits include works by David Hockney, Sebastiao Salgado, and Andy Warhol as well as Scottish artists such as John Bellany and Ken Currie.

In front of the gallery, on the Queen Street pavement, stands an equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington sculpted by Carlo Marochetti in 1844.The statue usually has a traffic cone on its head; for many years the authorities regularly removed cones, only for them to be replaced. The cone was painted gold during the 2012 Olympic games as a celebration of the record haul of gold medals won by Team GB.

 

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