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Gallery of Modern Art

Royal Exchange Square | 111 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland (City Centre)
44-141-229-1996
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Ranked #87 of 172 attractions in Glasgow
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Housed in a grand iconic building in Royal Exchange Square, the GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art) hosts art exhibitions and special events throughout the... more » Owner description: Housed in a grand iconic building in Royal Exchange Square, the GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art) hosts art exhibitions and special events throughout the year. The Library at GoMA houses a café, free internet access terminals and an extensive collection of art and design books. « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is a fairly large building but what it demonstrates architecturally to the city skyline is lost inside with few exhibits. Whilst the exhibits themselves were fairly mind opening the staff in the other hand were rude and fairly obnoxious. I personally feel that this place is restricted by it's artistically snobbish staff and curators.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I couldn't believe it when I walked inside and discovered a dark room with a dozen old tvs on the floor playing cliche footage. The disappointment continued in all of the other rooms. This gallery felt empty and unfinished. Hopefully future displays will be more enjoyable. I do not recommend the GOMA to anyone, and advise against it for even... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The weather had turn, it started raining and we looked for the closest place to stay dry. The gallery was much larger than I expected with several floors and a great selection of local modern art. The fact that much of the works were local is what made the experience special. I'm not sure if the gallery always has local... More

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The GOMA is not too large and makes a good stop for a viewing of some interesting and intriguing art. The galleries are nice spaces and the content is challenging in places, fun in others and thought provoking generally.

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GoMAGlasgow, Administrator at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this review

Dear CharlieCB, Many thanks for your recent review on your visit to the Gallery of Modern Art. We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit. The exhibitions at GoMA can be indeed be challenging and thought provoking, especially the current one in the main gallery space containing over 100 televisions to depict the work of Douglas Gordon from 1992... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

With so many people in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games surely this Gallery could have come up with some decent exhibits to showcase it. Situated in a lovely old building it is a shame that the museum exhibits do not do it justice. The museum is basically three floors with only a few exhibits on each floor and to be... More

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The best part were the model buildings made from cardboard. The rest of the gallery was of no interest to me, I did not enjoy it - too modern for my liking The gift shop was quite nice and sold some unusual items of jewellery etc.

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Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Glasgow Modern Museum of Art is good for one use, the bathrooms. This teeny tiny museum in the middle of Glasgow says its a modern art museum but its really 3 tiny floors containing a few pieces of art on each. Its free to go and if you want to check it out for yourself it's easy to get... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Popped in with my friend and our children.. The first impression was wow, however, we made in our way into the first gallery where a bunch of TV's were playing the weirdest and dark explicit material, which really disturbed our children, the youngest being 2 years old.. At one point the eldest covered a certain TV as it was so... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited this gallery last weekend, which is just behind the iconic Duke of Wellington and traffic cone statue - perfectly representing the fun, quirky exhibitions currently at the museum itself. The current exhibition space was part of the Generation Scotland exhibitions going on through many galleries throughout Scotland, and we were met with some incredibly fun pieces of videography... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Gallery of Modern Art is conveniently located not far from Buchanan Street and the main railroad station, charges no admission (though donations are welcome), and has interesting travelling exhibits along with the permanent collection. It also has a small but pleasant cafe, where we had sandwiches and soft drinks at prices comparable to, or maybe a bit better than,... More

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