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Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Works by David Hockney, Sebastiao Salgado and Andy Warhol are shown with Scottish artists such as John Bellany and Ken Currie. GOMA is focused on developing its contemporary collection, recently acquiring works by Jim Lambie, Douglas Gordon, Graham Fagen, Lucy Skaer, Ilana Halperin and Toby Paterson.

Having received the Art Fund International Award, GOMA is in the process of developing a remarkable international collection in partnership with the independent arts organisation The Common Guild.

The gallery shows a number of temporary exhibitions throughout the year and hosts a series of artists’ projects that seek to address contemporary and social issues.

Editor’s note:
The Gallery is set in a lovely square in Glasgow’s shopping centre. Once through the hallway that continues the Niki de Saint Phalle exterior with a mural of mosaics and mirrored glass, the ground-floor galleries open out into a generous space with tall windows and pillars that reflect the grandeur of the building’s former use. The upper level has the sense of a labyrinth with a range of galleries and rooms all joining a central stairwell. GOMA is an ambitious project going from strength to strength, well worth a long visit.

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