Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum One of Scotland's most popular attractions with over 8,000 intriguing objects. FREE entry! Welcome to the official page of Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.

We would like this to be your page. Share with us your thoughts, ideas, experiences and stories of Glasgow's most famous landmark. Please click here for our introductory video to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum:
http://youtu.be/AmBtfrVZmd4

This profile is monitored regularly and we will answer enquiries within 24 hours, if you would like a more immediate response please call our central switchbo

We would like this to be your page. Share with us your thoughts, ideas, experiences and stories of Glasgow's most famous landmark. Please click here for our introductory video to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum:
http://youtu.be/AmBtfrVZmd4

This profile is monitored regularly and we will answer enquiries within 24 hours, if you would like a more immediate response please call our central switchbo

Operating as usual

22/10/2021
Kente Cloth with sound

Black History Month 2021:

Be inspired by the beautiful Ghanaian Kente cloth dress on display in the museum. Discover why Kente cloth is so special and learn how to make your own geometric pattern in our craft film.

Well, who would have thought a painting from the Collection would make it into a Hollywood film, starring Dwayne 'The Ro...
22/10/2021
RED NOTICE | Official Trailer | Netflix

Well, who would have thought a painting from the Collection would make it into a Hollywood film, starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Ryan Reynolds no less!

To the surprise of our curators, William Strang's 'Lady with a Red Hat' is the subject of a confrontation between the two leads in 'Red Notice', from Netflix.

We're crestfallen not to get a mention though, The Rock incorrectly states the painting belongs to the Tate - tsk!

See the painting's starring role: https://bit.ly/3G7TKj0

It’s the PRO vs. the CONSAn Interpol-issued Red Notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together...

Teachers - help shape Glasgow Museums’ Art Competition for Young People! Take part in our short survey. Our Learning tea...
21/10/2021

Teachers - help shape Glasgow Museums’ Art Competition for Young People! Take part in our short survey.



Our Learning team are currently working behind the scenes to get ready for the reintroduction of Glasgow Museums’ Annual Art Competition in 2022. We can’t wait to have it up and running again after a 2 year break. To help shape the competition we’re keen to hear from teachers who have brought pupils along to our venues in recent years to take part in the competition. The survey will take no more than 2 minutes to complete. Please share with any other teachers who have been involved.

https://bit.ly/2X2hL9q

Teachers - help shape Glasgow Museums’ Art Competition for Young People! Take part in our short survey.



Our Learning team are currently working behind the scenes to get ready for the reintroduction of Glasgow Museums’ Annual Art Competition in 2022. We can’t wait to have it up and running again after a 2 year break. To help shape the competition we’re keen to hear from teachers who have brought pupils along to our venues in recent years to take part in the competition. The survey will take no more than 2 minutes to complete. Please share with any other teachers who have been involved.

https://bit.ly/2X2hL9q

20/10/2021
Ink rubbing

Abstract art impressions inspired by The Burrell at Kelvingrove: Collecting Chinese Treasure Exhibition [currently at Kelvingrove until October 28th 2021]

This contemplative film demonstrates the ancient art of making an ink rubbing from a textured surface.

The idea was inspired by the lustre of beautiful objects in this wonderful exhibition. Taking direct impressions from priceless artefacts or our own personal treasures obviously isn’t acceptable. Here we see how everyday mundane objects with texture, like chopping boards offer scope to create beautiful abstract art pieces that are also inspirational.

Teachers - help shape Glasgow Museums’ Art Competition for Young People! Take part in our short survey. Our Learning tea...
17/10/2021

Teachers - help shape Glasgow Museums’ Art Competition for Young People! Take part in our short survey.



Our Learning team are currently working behind the scenes to get ready for the reintroduction of Glasgow Museums’ Annual Art Competition in 2022. We can’t wait to have it up and running again after a 2 year break. To help shape the competition we’re keen to hear from teachers who have brought pupils along to our venues in recent years to take part in the competition. The survey will take no more than 2 minutes to complete. Please share with any other teachers who have been involved.

https://bit.ly/2X2hL9q

Teachers - help shape Glasgow Museums’ Art Competition for Young People! Take part in our short survey.



Our Learning team are currently working behind the scenes to get ready for the reintroduction of Glasgow Museums’ Annual Art Competition in 2022. We can’t wait to have it up and running again after a 2 year break. To help shape the competition we’re keen to hear from teachers who have brought pupils along to our venues in recent years to take part in the competition. The survey will take no more than 2 minutes to complete. Please share with any other teachers who have been involved.

https://bit.ly/2X2hL9q

16/10/2021
Autumn blown trees

Autumn colours are all around. Glasgow parks are ablaze with squirrels hiding nuts, people walking and dogs rushing, leaping and bounding through crisp leaves.

Find your favourite Autumn Scene and create your own artwork. Share your autumnal paintings or photographs inspired by Glasgow Museums Collection here.

15/10/2021
Bookbinding

Burrell At Kelvingrove: Collecting Chinese Treasures

A bookbinding video Inspired by the Exhibition:

The wonderful objects in our Burrell at Kelvingrove: Collecting Chinese Treasures exhibition got us to thinking about the origins of writing, culture, and the art of bookmaking. Bookbinder, Kerry Douglas, inspired by the Silk Road has produced this lovely video. Her use of the Turkish Map fold technique evokes how art, culture, writing, bronze, jade and books travelled from China along the Silk Road. The compartments formed by the book map segments, can stow precious treasures drawings and collectables! Be inspired by turning recycled materials into a beautiful object while learning a wonderful new skill!

Tools
Scissors
Craft knife
Pencil
Ruler
Glue (Pritt stick or PVA will do)
Bone folder (if you have one!)
Cutting matt

Materials
6 bits of A4 paper (this can be artwork, decorative or plain paper)
Large piece of book cloth or decorative paper for the cover
Large piece of paper for the lining
Grey board or cardboard (old cereal boxes work well!)

Teachers - help shape Glasgow Museums’ Art Competition for Young People! Take part in our short survey. Our Learning tea...
15/10/2021

Teachers - help shape Glasgow Museums’ Art Competition for Young People! Take part in our short survey.



Our Learning team are currently working behind the scenes to get ready for the reintroduction of Glasgow Museums’ Annual Art Competition in 2022. We can’t wait to have it up and running again after a 2 year break. To help shape the competition we’re keen to hear from teachers who have brought pupils along to our venues in recent years to take part in the competition. The survey will take no more than 2 minutes to complete. Please share with any other teachers who have been involved.

https://bit.ly/2X2hL9q

Teachers - help shape Glasgow Museums’ Art Competition for Young People! Take part in our short survey.



Our Learning team are currently working behind the scenes to get ready for the reintroduction of Glasgow Museums’ Annual Art Competition in 2022. We can’t wait to have it up and running again after a 2 year break. To help shape the competition we’re keen to hear from teachers who have brought pupils along to our venues in recent years to take part in the competition. The survey will take no more than 2 minutes to complete. Please share with any other teachers who have been involved.

https://bit.ly/2X2hL9q

COP26 is coming to Glasgow. Taking place from 31 October – 12 November at the Scottish Event Campus, these vital climate...
14/10/2021

COP26 is coming to Glasgow. Taking place from 31 October – 12 November at the Scottish Event Campus, these vital climate talks will bring together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners, to agree coordinated action to tackle the global climate emergency.

COP26 will be one of the biggest and most significant events Glasgow is ever likely to stage. To support its delivery, a small number of our venues will temporarily close either for part of or the duration of the conference. This includes Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. In the other venues we have reopened it will be business as usual. For our latest #COP26 updates, please visit glasgowlife.org.uk/cop26.

COP26 is coming to Glasgow. Taking place from 31 October – 12 November at the Scottish Event Campus, these vital climate talks will bring together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners, to agree coordinated action to tackle the global climate emergency.

COP26 will be one of the biggest and most significant events Glasgow is ever likely to stage. To support its delivery, a small number of our venues will temporarily close either for part of or the duration of the conference. This includes Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. In the other venues we have reopened it will be business as usual. For our latest #COP26 updates, please visit glasgowlife.org.uk/cop26.

Grace O’Connor studied at the Royal Academy in London under Leonard McComb when he was head of school. The colour and pa...
13/10/2021

Grace O’Connor studied at the Royal Academy in London under Leonard McComb when he was head of school. The colour and patterning of her bright zig-zagged Missoni jumper caught his eye and he asked her to model for him wearing it. Grace writes:

‘I sat for Leonard in the Life room of the RA for this picture over quite a few months. I lost track but I do know I began the sittings in 1997. I was so cross one day that I said, “you're much more interested in the sweater than the person wearing it!” He was a great artist and teacher and accepted me as a student even though I'd had no previous experience of formal art training. I will always be grateful to him for taking that chance.’

Grace recalls that those sittings were the start of a friendship and mutual understanding. And she still has the fabulous jumper that sparked it all.

McComb’s portrait of Grace is on display in the Looking at Art gallery in Kelvingrove until the end of October. Don’t miss it.

Grace O’Connor wearing her Missoni jumper in front of her own painting ‘The Breaking of New Blooms’, 2021, oil on canvas. © Grace O’Connor.

Leonard McComb, ‘Grace O’Connor’, 1998, pastel and watercolour on paper. Gifted by Anne Draycott, 2019. © The Estate of Leonard McComb RA.

Further information on the artwork can be found here: https://bit.ly/2YtSOUW.

Join us at 2pm tomorrow for a talk exploring one of history's finest artistic periods from a different perspective: The ...
11/10/2021
The Golden Age? Dutch Involvement in the Transatlantic Slavetrade

Join us at 2pm tomorrow for a talk exploring one of history's finest artistic periods from a different perspective:

The Golden Age? Dutch Involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

As part of Black History Month, this introductory-level talk explores the darker side of an era immortalised by famous artists such as Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals. Curator Pippa Stephenson-Sit asks whether the phrase 'Dutch Golden Age' has a place in our museums today. This is a free, online talk, 2-3pm on 12th October. To join, follow the link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-golden-age-dutch-involvement-in-the-transatlantic-slavetrade-tickets-182382790837?aff=ebdssbeac&keep_tld=1

The 17th century in Holland is often referred to as the ‘Golden Age’, but was it really such a ‘Golden Age’ for everyone?

There is a quiet sadness to this painting of a young woman with her little brother. They are not actually siblings but m...
10/10/2021

There is a quiet sadness to this painting of a young woman with her little brother. They are not actually siblings but models that Glasgow artist Norah Neilson Gray found. However, the painting is loaded with feeling. It’s a kind of storytelling. The boy looks out anxiously at the viewer and the dark shadowy background adds to the mood of uncertainty.

Today is World Mental Health Day, a day about education, awareness and advocacy. Did you know that one in six school-aged children has a mental health problem, a rise from one in ten in 2017 (NHS)? Children from poorer households are four times more likely to have serious mental health problems by the age of 11 than those from wealthier homes. Mental health is an unequal world.

#WorldMentalHealthDay

Norah Neilson Gray, Little Brother, 1920-22, oil on canvas. © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection.

More information on artist and painting can be found here: https://bit.ly/2ZWoG54

There is a quiet sadness to this painting of a young woman with her little brother. They are not actually siblings but models that Glasgow artist Norah Neilson Gray found. However, the painting is loaded with feeling. It’s a kind of storytelling. The boy looks out anxiously at the viewer and the dark shadowy background adds to the mood of uncertainty.

Today is World Mental Health Day, a day about education, awareness and advocacy. Did you know that one in six school-aged children has a mental health problem, a rise from one in ten in 2017 (NHS)? Children from poorer households are four times more likely to have serious mental health problems by the age of 11 than those from wealthier homes. Mental health is an unequal world.

#WorldMentalHealthDay

Norah Neilson Gray, Little Brother, 1920-22, oil on canvas. © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection.

More information on artist and painting can be found here: https://bit.ly/2ZWoG54

09/10/2021
wood felling

One of our most valuable natural resources is WOOD.
How and what do we use it for?
Tree harvesting has been a part of life for centuries . Investigate Glasgow Museums collection for evidence of how some of that wood might have been used in the past. Click on the link below to see the incredible range of objects in our collection. We searched the word 'wooden' and it gave us a treasure trove of wonder... from abacus to bicycles, crossbows and combs for your hair, dentist chairs and beautiful rattles made by the Karaja people. Take a look, we would love you to share your favourite objects from the list in the comments below.
https://bit.ly/3DcD47U
#deargreenplace

The Golden Age? Dutch Involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade ​As part of Black History Month, this introductory-le...
07/10/2021
The Golden Age? Dutch Involvement in the Transatlantic Slavetrade

The Golden Age? Dutch Involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

​As part of Black History Month, this introductory-level talk explores the darker side of an era immortalised by famous artists such as Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals. Curator Pippa Stephenson-Sit asks whether the phrase 'Dutch Golden Age' has a place in our museums today. This is a free, online talk, 2-3pm on 12th October. To join, follow the link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-golden-age-dutch-involvement-in-the-transatlantic-slavetrade-tickets-182382790837?aff=ebdssbeac&keep_tld=1

The 17th century in Holland is often referred to as the ‘Golden Age’, but was it really such a ‘Golden Age’ for everyone?

Are you a Glasgow Primary School or ASL teacher? Yes?  Read on!Our Learning Team at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum h...
07/10/2021

Are you a Glasgow Primary School or ASL teacher? Yes? Read on!

Our Learning Team at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum have an exciting art project opportunity for you and your students...

How it works:
- We will send you a link to a series of short videos providing an introduction to the project and some art activities.
- These activities will be connected to the theme of Autumn and the natural environment and inspired by our museum collections; you don’t need to do them all - just choose those most suitable for your class.
- You take photos of your pupils’ artworks and creations and send them to us.
- We will create an online display which will feature in Glasgow Museums’ new exhibition website.

Interested? Are you a Glasgow city council school and have capacity from mid Oct- mid Nov to complete the art activities in class? If so, please email [email protected]. The first two classes to respond will have their works featured in the online exhibition.

#OurDearGreenPlace

Are you a Glasgow Primary School or ASL teacher? Yes? Read on!

Our Learning Team at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum have an exciting art project opportunity for you and your students...

How it works:
- We will send you a link to a series of short videos providing an introduction to the project and some art activities.
- These activities will be connected to the theme of Autumn and the natural environment and inspired by our museum collections; you don’t need to do them all - just choose those most suitable for your class.
- You take photos of your pupils’ artworks and creations and send them to us.
- We will create an online display which will feature in Glasgow Museums’ new exhibition website.

Interested? Are you a Glasgow city council school and have capacity from mid Oct- mid Nov to complete the art activities in class? If so, please email [email protected]. The first two classes to respond will have their works featured in the online exhibition.

#OurDearGreenPlace

As part of #blackhistorymonth the latest episode of the podcast focuses on the story of the Tontine Heads in the St Nich...
06/10/2021

As part of #blackhistorymonth the latest episode of the podcast focuses on the story of the Tontine Heads in the St Nicholas Garden of Provand’s Lordship.

The heads originally graced the entrance arches of the Tontine Hotel in Glasgow’s Trongate - a celebrated haunt of merchants who made their fortunes in the to***co trade in the 18th century.

Listen at the link below on SoundCloud, or you can also find us on Spotify and Apple, just search for Glasgow Museums
https://bit.ly/TontineHeads

As part of #blackhistorymonth the latest episode of the podcast focuses on the story of the Tontine Heads in the St Nicholas Garden of Provand’s Lordship.

The heads originally graced the entrance arches of the Tontine Hotel in Glasgow’s Trongate - a celebrated haunt of merchants who made their fortunes in the to***co trade in the 18th century.

Listen at the link below on SoundCloud, or you can also find us on Spotify and Apple, just search for Glasgow Museums
https://bit.ly/TontineHeads

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220 High Street
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First Bus : 9,23,42,62,100,747 Underground : Kelvinhall Overground : Exhibition Centre or Partick

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Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

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Anyone on this page know who this painting is of? its in the art gallery and its my mates spitting image
Is the museum open to visitors from Saturday 12th?
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Visited today with my 3 year old grandson. I wish the website, which I checked before booking our tickets, had warned me that every single seat in the Galleries had been removed, including the fold up stools, and that any potential place for sitting down had been blocked off, or had something placed on it to ensure no one could rest for a few minutes. As noted on the website, no cafe or packed lunch facility is available, so no chance of a rest there either. Granted, all the galleries and viewing areas were open, And staff on site were very courteous and helpful, but I found myself constantly having to explain to my grandson that, no, he couldn’t go there, or that area he usually enjoys so much is blocked off. Why not just acknowledge on the website that Kelvingrove is currently not suitable for those with very young children, who may want to have lunch at lunchtime, or any older person who might need to sit down occasionally.
Hi Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum - we are so lucky to have the museum open and not even the covid conditions can stop the joy it brings, as Chloe spontaneously showed at the weekend! Thank you! 🥰
Granddaughters Tammy and Leah July 2014... Funny girls...
My Granddaughters Tammy and Leah in July 2014 they were being very jovial all around the museum that day... lol...
The nation’s most loved places are at risk. Please help us Save Our Scotland today.❤ The impact of coronavirus on the Trust has been devastating. We have had no visitors; our cafés and shops lie empty; and we’ve had to cancel all our events and holiday rentals. Our vital conservation work has been put on hold and the majority of our staff are furloughed. We urgently need your help. We expect to lose £28 million in income this year, meaning our ability to protect Scotland’s special places now and for the future is threatened. ■ PLEASE DONATE TODAY ➡️
This week's localartandcraft.uk special Guest Artist Of The Week is Rachel List, aka the girl who did the thing aka #RadGurlToTheRescue #banksy #notbanksy https://localartandcraft.uk/artist-of-the-week-rachel-list/
Hi Kelvingrove - please help me find the original of this Peploe copy - I’ve looked everywhere on the internet without success. I’m sure the source for the copy was from a card purchased at Kelvingrove.
Hello, I hope the museum will be able to open soon. I have a question about annual art competition. The due date for this year's is 29th of May. My son would like to submit his art work that he managed to finish before the lockdown, but if the museum stay closed, what would be the best way to submit? Any suggestion?
Can't believe a Museum that hosts over at least 5,000 visitors over a weekend is still open to the public whilst Coronavirus is rife.