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.
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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:
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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

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Mental Health Awareness WeekThis week marks Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16th May). The 2021 campaign aims to inspir...
09/05/2021

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16th May). The 2021 campaign aims to inspire more people to connect with nature in new ways, noticing the impact that this connection can have for their mental health. Keep a lookout for our daily posts this week exploring themes of nature and mental health through using images of our fascinating museum collections. Why not look for simple ways that you can connect with nature during the week ahead.

Andy Goldsworthy, Overcast Cold / Upturned Leaves / Laid in a Line on Bracken, Sidobre 4 June 1989, photograph © and courtesy of Andy Goldsworthy

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16th May). The 2021 campaign aims to inspire more people to connect with nature in new ways, noticing the impact that this connection can have for their mental health. Keep a lookout for our daily posts this week exploring themes of nature and mental health through using images of our fascinating museum collections. Why not look for simple ways that you can connect with nature during the week ahead.

Andy Goldsworthy, Overcast Cold / Upturned Leaves / Laid in a Line on Bracken, Sidobre 4 June 1989, photograph © and courtesy of Andy Goldsworthy

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

Refugee Festival Scotland is back!Want to be part of this year’s celebrations? The deadline for event submissions is Sun...
07/05/2021

Refugee Festival Scotland is back!

Want to be part of this year’s celebrations? The deadline for event submissions is Sunday, 9 May. If you’ve got a great idea for an online or outdoor event that brings people from different cultures together, Refugee Festival Scotland would love to hear from you.

Find out more at refugeefestivalscotland.co.uk

#RefugeeFestScot

Refugee Festival Scotland is back!

Want to be part of this year’s celebrations? The deadline for event submissions is Sunday, 9 May. If you’ve got a great idea for an online or outdoor event that brings people from different cultures together, Refugee Festival Scotland would love to hear from you.

Find out more at refugeefestivalscotland.co.uk

#RefugeeFestScot

Due to Covid guidelines, we are currently open Monday to Sunday from 11am until 4pm, last admission is 3pm, please visit...
07/05/2021
Glasgow Life — Home

Due to Covid guidelines, we are currently open Monday to Sunday from 11am until 4pm, last admission is 3pm, please visit Glasgow Museums website on www.glasgowlife.org.uk for free ticketing information

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Welcome to Our Climate Stories, Glasgow Museums’ exciting, new digital programme that will explore the current climate c...
07/05/2021

Welcome to Our Climate Stories, Glasgow Museums’ exciting, new digital programme that will explore the current climate crisis through our objects and experts in the lead up to #COP26.

Packed with ideas, activities, and information, this is for everyone who wants to help make a greener, more sustainable Scotland.

We hope you can join us as we find out more about how our past is now influencing our future and how we can help change our story going forward.

#OurClimateStories

Welcome to Our Climate Stories, Glasgow Museums’ exciting, new digital programme that will explore the current climate crisis through our objects and experts in the lead up to #COP26.

Packed with ideas, activities, and information, this is for everyone who wants to help make a greener, more sustainable Scotland.

We hope you can join us as we find out more about how our past is now influencing our future and how we can help change our story going forward.

#OurClimateStories

Looking for ways to feel calmer, happier? Join us online this Sunday at 2 pm and explore your creativity in this mindful...
06/05/2021
Mindful Art Session - GoMA At Home

Looking for ways to feel calmer, happier? Join us online this Sunday at 2 pm and explore your creativity in this mindful art workshop!
During this one hour online session, participants will be guided in experiencing some simple mindfulness and art techniques. No previous abilities required.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mindful-art-session-goma-at-home-tickets-153277919383?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Looking for ways to feel calmer, happier? Join the Glasgow Museums learning team and explore your creativity in this mindful art workshop

Ayrshire Landscape, c.1904George Houston Take a moment to simply look and enjoy this painting…..A flock of sheep graze i...
03/05/2021

Ayrshire Landscape, c.1904
George Houston

Take a moment to simply look and enjoy this painting…..
A flock of sheep graze in the Scottish countryside and pastoral fields stretch off into the horizon. Take a moment to listen to the sweet bird song, feel the gentle breeze on your skin and think about the promise of Spring and warmer weather.

Take a few minutes to really look, reflect, shut out all the noise, be mindful of details and think about what you can see. Visualise yourself stepping into this field. How do you feel?

Look closely at the artwork full screen if you can so that you can see it in detail and notice the brush strokes. Remember, there is no wrong way to look at and enjoy art, so take as long as you like. Enjoy!

To browse more paintings from the Glasgow Museum collection visit,
http://collections.glasgowmuseums.com/mwebcgi/mweb?request=record;id=533612;type=801

Ayrshire Landscape, c.1904
George Houston

Take a moment to simply look and enjoy this painting…..
A flock of sheep graze in the Scottish countryside and pastoral fields stretch off into the horizon. Take a moment to listen to the sweet bird song, feel the gentle breeze on your skin and think about the promise of Spring and warmer weather.

Take a few minutes to really look, reflect, shut out all the noise, be mindful of details and think about what you can see. Visualise yourself stepping into this field. How do you feel?

Look closely at the artwork full screen if you can so that you can see it in detail and notice the brush strokes. Remember, there is no wrong way to look at and enjoy art, so take as long as you like. Enjoy!

To browse more paintings from the Glasgow Museum collection visit,
http://collections.glasgowmuseums.com/mwebcgi/mweb?request=record;id=533612;type=801

We’ve really enjoyed welcoming visitors back, it’s been lovely to see you all!The museum is open 11am-4pm every day. Ple...
03/05/2021
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

We’ve really enjoyed welcoming visitors back, it’s been lovely to see you all!

The museum is open 11am-4pm every day. Please note that your free entry tickets must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. This is to ensure we are able to comply with the Track and Trace process.

You can book tickets on our website at: https://bit.ly/3kJ6cuQ

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions. It has been a favourite with visitors since 1901.

Toddler Tales - Animal Safari Tue 4th May, 10:30 - 11:30 For 2-5 year olds and their grown ups.Free! Grab your binocular...
02/05/2021
Glasgow Museums' Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales - Animal Safari
Tue 4th May, 10:30 - 11:30
For 2-5 year olds and their grown ups.
Free!

Grab your binoculars and get ready to spot the animals hiding online in Glasgow Museums! We will play, imagine, sing and read a story. This fun and imaginative workshop is great for little explorers!

We only use simple materials and objects that you will have to hand around the house, but don't worry if you don't have them, you can still attend!

To get the most out of this session, please bring along:
2 empty toilet roll tubes
sticky tape
pen/pencil/crayon
Paper

Click here to book your free ticket https://bit.ly/2Pu9h7d

Animal Safari

It is wonderful to have our museums and galleries open again. As restrictions ease life is likely to get busier again, s...
01/05/2021

It is wonderful to have our museums and galleries open again. As restrictions ease life is likely to get busier again, something many of us are looking forward to. Yet, lockdown has given us all time to reflect and one thing lots of people have actually enjoyed is a slower pace of life.

We’re encouraging people to take their time and look closely at artworks, like this painting by Scottish artist Joan Eardley (1921–1963) whose centenary it is this year.

A man in an overcoat stands by a kitchen fireplace in a Glasgow tenement. He is the artist Angus Neil and this is his studio in Townhead in the east end of the city. There are clues that he is an artist. Postcards of paintings by the Dutch artist Rembrandt are stuck on the wall above the mantlepiece.

These postcards also give us a hint about the scene in front of us. Rembrandt painted ordinary people going about their everyday lives. That’s what Eardley does too. Angus stands on one side of the fireplace casually smoking, left hand in his pocket. The painting’s focus is the rather messy hearth with coal shovel and poker leaning against the iron grate. A very humble subject for a painting!

But look closer and you can see Eardley’s love of colour and patterning coming through. Start thinking about shape and colour. Your eye is drawn to the two white towels drying on a string in front of the fire. Then you notice other touches of white: cigarette, postcard borders, litter in the hearth, Eardley’s signature even… Look how Eardley balances the white with a wonderful deep blue. This not a naturalistic colour but brings something special to the painting. The blue colour frames Angus and gives him an aura. Eardley was very inspired by the frescoes of the early Renaissance masters which she saw when she visited Italy, particularly their brilliant aquamarine blue. Like Rembrandt painting ordinary folk as saints and apostles, Eardley’s use of blue elevates this otherwise unremarkable scene.

#Eardley100

Joan Eardley, A Glasgow Lodging, 1953, oil on canvas.
Presented by the Trustees of the Hamilton Bequest, 1975.
© The Eardley Estate. All rights reserved. DACS 2021.

It is wonderful to have our museums and galleries open again. As restrictions ease life is likely to get busier again, something many of us are looking forward to. Yet, lockdown has given us all time to reflect and one thing lots of people have actually enjoyed is a slower pace of life.

We’re encouraging people to take their time and look closely at artworks, like this painting by Scottish artist Joan Eardley (1921–1963) whose centenary it is this year.

A man in an overcoat stands by a kitchen fireplace in a Glasgow tenement. He is the artist Angus Neil and this is his studio in Townhead in the east end of the city. There are clues that he is an artist. Postcards of paintings by the Dutch artist Rembrandt are stuck on the wall above the mantlepiece.

These postcards also give us a hint about the scene in front of us. Rembrandt painted ordinary people going about their everyday lives. That’s what Eardley does too. Angus stands on one side of the fireplace casually smoking, left hand in his pocket. The painting’s focus is the rather messy hearth with coal shovel and poker leaning against the iron grate. A very humble subject for a painting!

But look closer and you can see Eardley’s love of colour and patterning coming through. Start thinking about shape and colour. Your eye is drawn to the two white towels drying on a string in front of the fire. Then you notice other touches of white: cigarette, postcard borders, litter in the hearth, Eardley’s signature even… Look how Eardley balances the white with a wonderful deep blue. This not a naturalistic colour but brings something special to the painting. The blue colour frames Angus and gives him an aura. Eardley was very inspired by the frescoes of the early Renaissance masters which she saw when she visited Italy, particularly their brilliant aquamarine blue. Like Rembrandt painting ordinary folk as saints and apostles, Eardley’s use of blue elevates this otherwise unremarkable scene.

#Eardley100

Joan Eardley, A Glasgow Lodging, 1953, oil on canvas.
Presented by the Trustees of the Hamilton Bequest, 1975.
© The Eardley Estate. All rights reserved. DACS 2021.

Our partners at RSPB are offering the opportunity to take part in an international citizen science project! #CNCUK #City...
30/04/2021

Our partners at RSPB are offering the opportunity to take part in an international citizen science project! #CNCUK #CityNatureChallenge

Get closer to nature by taking part in this year’s City Nature Challenge over the weekend 30 April – 3 May. This international citizen science project aims to highlight nature in cities and encourage people to get involved in recording wildlife using a free app.

Find out more following the links below:

City Nature Challenge: https://bit.ly/3aOsvf8
If you live in Greater Glasgow: https://bit.ly/3xHi07B
If you live in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife: https://bit.ly/3gVi11o
If you live outwith these areas: https://bit.ly/3h0ZiBZ

If you have any question RSPB are at:

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3gTNfGx
Twitter: https://bit.ly/3e28C6m

Our partners at RSPB are offering the opportunity to take part in an international citizen science project! #CNCUK #CityNatureChallenge

Get closer to nature by taking part in this year’s City Nature Challenge over the weekend 30 April – 3 May. This international citizen science project aims to highlight nature in cities and encourage people to get involved in recording wildlife using a free app.

Find out more following the links below:

City Nature Challenge: https://bit.ly/3aOsvf8
If you live in Greater Glasgow: https://bit.ly/3xHi07B
If you live in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife: https://bit.ly/3gVi11o
If you live outwith these areas: https://bit.ly/3h0ZiBZ

If you have any question RSPB are at:

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3gTNfGx
Twitter: https://bit.ly/3e28C6m

Toddler Tales - Animal Safari Tue 4th May, 10:30 - 11:30 For 2-5 year olds and their grown ups.Free! Grab your binocular...
30/04/2021
Glasgow Museums' Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales - Animal Safari
Tue 4th May, 10:30 - 11:30
For 2-5 year olds and their grown ups.
Free!

Grab your binoculars and get ready to spot the animals hiding online in Glasgow Museums! We will play, imagine, sing and read a story. This fun and imaginative workshop is great for little explorers!

We only use simple materials and objects that you will have to hand around the house, but don't worry if you don't have them, you can still attend!

To get the most out of this session, please bring along:
2 empty toilet roll tubes
sticky tape
pen/pencil/crayon
Paper

Click here to book your free ticket https://bit.ly/2Pu9h7d

Animal Safari

30/04/2021
Welcome Back - Opening Day

We’re back! Glasgow Life venues began reopening to the public this week and we’ve been delighted to see the return of so many happy customers and visitors. You’ll continue to find our latest updates on our website: https://bit.ly/3j4giWq #LoveGlasgow

Our partners at RSPB are offering the opportunity to take part in an international citizen science project! #CNCUK #City...
29/04/2021

Our partners at RSPB are offering the opportunity to take part in an international citizen science project! #CNCUK #CityNatureChallenge

Get closer to nature by taking part in this year’s City Nature Challenge over the weekend 30 April – 3 May. This international citizen science project aims to highlight nature in cities and encourage people to get involved in recording wildlife using a free app.

Find out more following the links below:

City Nature Challenge: https://bit.ly/3aOsvf8
If you live in Greater Glasgow: https://bit.ly/3xHi07B
If you live in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife: https://bit.ly/3gVi11o
If you live outwith these areas: https://bit.ly/3h0ZiBZ

If you have any question RSPB are at:

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3gTNfGx
Twitter: https://bit.ly/3e28C6m

Our partners at RSPB are offering the opportunity to take part in an international citizen science project! #CNCUK #CityNatureChallenge

Get closer to nature by taking part in this year’s City Nature Challenge over the weekend 30 April – 3 May. This international citizen science project aims to highlight nature in cities and encourage people to get involved in recording wildlife using a free app.

Find out more following the links below:

City Nature Challenge: https://bit.ly/3aOsvf8
If you live in Greater Glasgow: https://bit.ly/3xHi07B
If you live in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife: https://bit.ly/3gVi11o
If you live outwith these areas: https://bit.ly/3h0ZiBZ

If you have any question RSPB are at:

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3gTNfGx
Twitter: https://bit.ly/3e28C6m

Planning a visit to Kelvingrove? You'll need to pre-book a free entry ticket. Tickets for the period 30 April 2021 - 23 ...
29/04/2021

Planning a visit to Kelvingrove? You'll need to pre-book a free entry ticket. Tickets for the period 30 April 2021 - 23 May 2021 are available online now, book here:
https://bit.ly/3kJ6cuQ

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Planning a visit to Kelvingrove? You'll need to pre-book a free entry ticket. Tickets for the period 30 April 2021 - 23 May 2021 are available online now, book here:
https://bit.ly/3kJ6cuQ

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Toddler Tales - Animal Safari Tue 4th May, 10:30 - 11:30 For 2-5 year olds and their grown ups.Free! Grab your binocular...
28/04/2021
Glasgow Museums' Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales - Animal Safari
Tue 4th May, 10:30 - 11:30
For 2-5 year olds and their grown ups.
Free!

Grab your binoculars and get ready to spot the animals hiding online in Glasgow Museums! We will play, imagine, sing and read a story. This fun and imaginative workshop is great for little explorers!

We only use simple materials and objects that you will have to hand around the house, but don't worry if you don't have them, you can still attend!

To get the most out of this session, please bring along:
2 empty toilet roll tubes
sticky tape
pen/pencil/crayon
Paper

Click here to book your free ticket https://bit.ly/2Pu9h7d

Animal Safari

Address

Argyle Street
Glasgow
G3 8

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

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

+44 141 357 3929

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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 & we aim to answer enquiries within 24 hours. For more immediate responses please call 01412874350 during office hours.

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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.