GoMA - Glasgow Museums

GoMA - Glasgow Museums GoMA is the most visited modern art gallery in Scotland. Entry is free.
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GoMA is housed in an iconic building located in the heart of Glasgow, which it shares with the city centre library. It plays an important part in the city’s rich heritage which continues today. For over 100 years the building was a centre for business and commercial exchange where information and goods were traded. GoMA continues that philosophy of exchange by being a centre for people to gather, discuss and learn, inspired by the art it collects and shows. GoMA believes in working with every community of the city and has gained international recognition for its social engagement programming.

14/01/2020

1st Artist Talk of 2020 is with Helen de Main - delighted she has agreed to talk about her publication Go Around in a Circle in Domestic Bliss - a perfect fit!. Join us on Saturday 25 January at 2pm in Gallery 4.

https://www.facebook.com/events/512287062969917/

The book takes its title from a set of guidelines in the New York Radical Feminist’s 1969 organising packet, "How to Start a Group". This material introduced women to the idea of consciousness – raising and provided them with a framework to start a group of their own. Helen de Main worked out at Platform Easterhouse for a year's engagement with women in Easterhouse through their own consciousness-raising group. The exhibition 'You Know, Things Like That' (2018) and this publication emerged out of that process.

"Go Around in a Circle" brings together works in printmaking and text that have directly or indirectly used this method and the ideas behind it to start conversations and produce artworks and writing.

It's free to pop along and join the conversation!

Did you know that GoMA was originally a mansion house? It was completed in 1779 and the proud owner was William Cunningh...
13/01/2020

Did you know that GoMA was originally a mansion house? It was completed in 1779 and the proud owner was William Cunningham - one of the wealthiest Tobacco Lords in Scotland. To find out more about the Georgian era come to our event in Gallery 1: ‘Gorgeous Georgians at GoMA’ Saturday 8th-Tuesday 11th February @glasgowgoma #gomageorgians

Join us on Wednesday 22nd January, 4 – 5.30 pm, for a sculpture-themed CPD session for Art and Design teachers at Glasgo...
13/01/2020

Join us on Wednesday 22nd January, 4 – 5.30 pm, for a sculpture-themed CPD session for Art and Design teachers at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre!

Take part in an informal tour of our art stores, discovering a range of contemporary and classical sculpture from our collections along the way. Explore ways in which you can develop your pupils’ critical analysis skills and find out about resources available for use back in class. Refreshments will provided on arrival.

Glasgow teachers should book via CPD Manager; non-Glasgow teachers can book by calling the museum education service on 0141 276 9505 / 9506.
Cost is £10 (Glasgow teachers), £15 (non Glasgow).

📌 📆 2 weeks to go! NEW PAID ARTIST COMMISSION #queertimesschoolprints Call for  print to inform young people about LGBTP...
10/01/2020
queer timɘs school prints /// PAID COMMISSION /// Call for Artist

📌 📆 2 weeks to go! NEW PAID ARTIST COMMISSION #queertimesschoolprints Call for print to inform young people about LGBTPQIA+ lives & enter Glasgow Museums collection. More info on GoMA blog: https://bit.ly/2qKvr93 - Please share!

IMAGE: Renata Carvalho in O Evangelho Segundo Jesus, Rainha De Ceu, Tron Theatre, October 2019, photo by Tiu Makkonen

On the 10 anniversary of the play The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven by Jo Clifford, Glasgow Museums is commissioning a new print for the queer timɘs school prints series. queer timɘs s…

That’s the first ‘Art for Baby’ session off to a good start for 2020. Tuesdays 11am-12pm (book in advance) thanks to #li...
07/01/2020

That’s the first ‘Art for Baby’ session off to a good start for 2020. Tuesdays 11am-12pm (book in advance) thanks to #littlebotbaby for the kind donation of a fabulous baby playmat...🍼🧸😊#artforbaby #creativeparents

We hope you all enjoyed the festive season. Just to let you know all Glasgow Museum venues, with the exception of GMRC, ...
03/01/2020

We hope you all enjoyed the festive season. Just to let you know all Glasgow Museum venues, with the exception of GMRC, are open again as normal. GMRC will reopen on Mon 6 Jan. We look forward to welcoming you in 2020.

As we get ready to welcome the new year, here's our latest blog post about some of the amazing things that happened at G...
31/12/2019
Festive Greetings

As we get ready to welcome the new year, here's our latest blog post about some of the amazing things that happened at GoMA in 2019.

We wish you all a great Hogmanay and best wishes for 2020!

Well that’s another year flown by with barely a moment to stop! As ever a rollercoaster with a busy public programme plus people moving on to new exciting posts and a chance to welcome people to ne…

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year. We wanted to share our festive opening hour...
29/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year.
We wanted to share our festive opening hours.
Museums, with the exception of GMRC, will be open as normal from Fri 27 to Mon 30 Dec.
We will then close on Tues 31 Dec, Wed 1 and Thurs 2 Jan, reopening Fri 3 Jan 2020.
GMRC will reopen on Monday 6 Jan.
You can find full details here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW.

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year. We wanted to share our festive opening hour...
27/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year.
We wanted to share our festive opening hours.
Museums, with the exception of GMRC, will be open as normal from Fri 27 to Mon 30 Dec.
We will then close on Tues 31 Dec, Wed 1 and Thurs 2 Jan, reopening Fri 3 Jan 2020.
GMRC will reopen on Monday 6 Jan.
You can find full details here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW.

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year. We wanted to share our festive opening hour...
26/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year.
We wanted to share our festive opening hours.
Museums, with the exception of GMRC, will be open as normal from Fri 27 to Mon 30 Dec.
We will then close on Tues 31 Dec, Wed 1 and Thurs 2 Jan, reopening Fri 3 Jan 2020.
GMRC will reopen on Monday 6 Jan.
You can find full details here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW.

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

Make sure you know when our Museums are open during the festive period. View our opening hours here: https://bit.ly/2Z4y...
23/12/2019

Make sure you know when our Museums are open during the festive period. View our opening hours here: https://bit.ly/2Z4yxRX

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.We are open as normal unti...
23/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.We are open as normal unti...
21/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

Our last Saturday Art Club of the year will be tomorrow 21st December - we'll be back on 11th January 2020 with a brand ...
20/12/2019

Our last Saturday Art Club of the year will be tomorrow 21st December - we'll be back on 11th January 2020 with a brand new initiative: Saturday Art Club Goes Green!

Here's a sneak peek - collect points by coming to our Saturday Art Club using sustainable transport and win amazing green rewards! More points will be awarded to those coming on foot or by bicycle, but you'll also get points if you arrive by train, bus or electric vehicle!

Keep your eyes peeled for more details!

#GoMAGoesGreen #SACGoesGreen

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours. We are open as normal unt...
19/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

Merry Christmas to all of you!🎄New for 2020: Saturday Art Club goes GREEN! We are encouraging sustainable travel: collec...
19/12/2019

Merry Christmas to all of you!🎄New for 2020: Saturday Art Club goes GREEN! We are encouraging sustainable travel: collect points and get some amazing green rewards! #greentourism #gomagoesgreen @ GoMA - Glasgow Museums

It was a pleasure to host and be part of the Refugee Festival advisory group on #MigrantsInternationalDay yesterday!Look...
19/12/2019

It was a pleasure to host and be part of the Refugee Festival advisory group on #MigrantsInternationalDay yesterday!

Looking forward to #RefugeeFestival 2020!

What better way to spend #InternationalMigrantsDay than workshopping some ideas for Refugee Festival Scotland 2020!

More info to come in the New Year - June isn't as far away as you might think!

Thanks to GoMA - Glasgow Museums for the creative space today.

#RefugeeFestScot

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours. We are open as normal unt...
17/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

📢📢📢 queer timɘs school prints /// PAID COMMISSION /// Call for Artist 📢📢📢GoMA is excited to be partnering with Queen Jes...
12/12/2019
queer timɘs school prints /// PAID COMMISSION /// Call for Artist

📢📢📢 queer timɘs school prints /// PAID COMMISSION /// Call for Artist 📢📢📢
GoMA is excited to be partnering with Queen Jesus Productions on a new commission for the 'queer timɘs school prints' artwork, originally commissioned from Jason E Bowman in 2018.

This is a commission for a new print in response to discussions held as part of the 10 anniversary mini-season for The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven and a roundtable conversation held at GoMA. The artist brief and call out was put together by the cast of Untitled 2009 and representatives from Queen Jesus Productions UK and Brazil.

This print will inform young people in secondary schools about LGBTPQIA+ histories and identities and also enter the Glasgow Museums collection.
More information about the aims of the initiative are on the GoMA blog: https://bit.ly/2qKvr93

On the 10 anniversary of the play The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven by Jo Clifford, Glasgow Museums is commissioning a new print for the queer timɘs school prints series. queer timɘs s…

Join us on Wednesday 22nd January, 4 – 5.30 pm, for a sculpture-themed CPD session for Art and Design teachers at Glasgo...
11/12/2019

Join us on Wednesday 22nd January, 4 – 5.30 pm, for a sculpture-themed CPD session for Art and Design teachers at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre!

Take part in an informal tour of our art stores, discovering a range of contemporary and classical sculpture from our collections along the way. Explore ways in which you can develop your pupils’ critical analysis skills and find out about resources available for use back in class. Refreshments will provided on arrival.

Glasgow teachers should book via CPD Manager; non-Glasgow teachers can book by calling the museum education service on 0141 276 9505 / 9506.
Cost is £10 (Glasgow teachers), £15 (non Glasgow).

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02/12/2019

GoMA - Glasgow Museums's cover photo

Save the Date! GoMA will have its #autism early opening on 7th of February 2020. Along with our "Gorgeous Georgian" work...
30/11/2019

Save the Date! GoMA will have its #autism early opening on 7th of February 2020. Along with our "Gorgeous Georgian" workshop, we will have a quiet space and sensory bags available. Spread the word and any questions please get in touch. #autismfriendly #autismglasgow https://t.co/8lcVtdoJi9

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29/11/2019

GoMA - Glasgow Museums

Join us for the next Artist Talk  Saturday 30 November at 2pm in Gallery 4 for the #DomesticBliss exhibition with Glasgo...
28/11/2019
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Join us for the next Artist Talk Saturday 30 November at 2pm in Gallery 4 for the #DomesticBliss exhibition with Glasgow Museums' collection artist Scott Myles - FREE no need to book https://bit.ly/2CVlZly

We are at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre with curators Katie and Noorah filming a conversation about objects in our col...
28/11/2019

We are at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre with curators Katie and Noorah filming a conversation about objects in our collection from Marco Polo's period, in response to our Fiona Tan's exhibition "Disorient".

You can come see the objects today at 2 pm at GMRC or keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming video!

GoMA and Glasgow Museums are delighted to announce an incredible award through Art Fund and 14-18 NOW enabling us to col...
27/11/2019
New Acquisition: John Akomfrah ‘Mimesis: African Soldier’

GoMA and Glasgow Museums are delighted to announce an incredible award through Art Fund and 14-18 NOW enabling us to collect a major work by one of the most important contemporary British artists. John Akomfrah’s 'Mimesis: African Soldier' (2018) will be a powerful addition to the Glasgow Museums’ collection visibly telling the stories of people from the Commonwealth who were called up and served under the British Empire, addressing a significant gap in the story about World War I that Glasgow Museums’ collections currently tell. We are thrilled to be working again in partnership with Bristol Museum and Art Gallery on the joint acquisition of this work.

GoMA and Glasgow Museums are delighted to announce an incredible award through Art Fund and 14-18 NOW enabling us to collect a major work by one of the most important contemporary British artists. …

📢📢📢 We're hiring! 📢📢📢Apply to be part of our learning team, there's time until 24th November!
20/11/2019
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📢📢📢 We're hiring! 📢📢📢

Apply to be part of our learning team, there's time until 24th November!

View details and apply for this Support Staff (Sport / Culture / Library) job in Glasgow Central with Glasgow Life on myjobscotland

Join us for the next Artist Talk  Saturday 30 November at 2pm in Gallery 4 for the #DomesticBliss exhibition with Glasgo...
19/11/2019
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Join us for the next Artist Talk Saturday 30 November at 2pm in Gallery 4 for the #DomesticBliss exhibition with Glasgow Museums' collection artist Scott Myles - FREE no need to book https://bit.ly/2CVlZly

It's been a busy 1st few days in 'Hal Fischer Gay Semiotics and other works'  and if you missed the talk with Hal and Gl...
18/11/2019
Hal Fischer: 'The work reflects the world I was part of at that time, and I'm celebrating that'

It's been a busy 1st few days in 'Hal Fischer Gay Semiotics and other works' and if you missed the talk with Hal and Glyn Davis on Saturday you can read this insightful article from Neil Cooper in The List, published last month https://bit.ly/2NVyi7R

This talk was recorded and we hope to get it online soon. Thank you to Hal, Glyn and everyone who came along on Saturday. Thank you also hugely to Art Fund for funding the talk through the Art Talks programme.

American artist discusses Gay Semiotics and Other Works, his exhibition which documents the gay culture of San Francisco in the 1970s

Our city has been named the cultural and creative centre of the UK! Can you spot one of our activities in the article? 🎨...
07/11/2019
Glasgow named cultural and creative 'centre' of UK

Our city has been named the cultural and creative centre of the UK! Can you spot one of our activities in the article? 🎨🎨🎨

European report ranks 190 cities in 30 countries on their "cultural vibrancy" and "creative economy."

The front entrance may make us look closed (due to essential maintenance) but you can use the side door, next to the GoM...
07/11/2019

The front entrance may make us look closed (due to essential maintenance) but you can use the side door, next to the GoMA shop, to access the Museum/Library today. We are open as usual! 🙌

Thanks to Shakara for the amazing night of celebration and dance!#BlackHistoryMonth2019 #youthled
05/11/2019

Thanks to Shakara for the amazing night of celebration and dance!
#BlackHistoryMonth2019 #youthled

A massive thank you to everyone that made it out the other week, we couldn't have wished for a better turnout! We would like to thank the GoMA and La Cheetah staff for helping us to put this event on. Most importantly, we would like to thank the artists who performed throughout the two events, and everybody that was involved in making this happen.

Time to move has always been a concept of ours for years. We set about creating an event that celebrates black history and culture through art and music. The concept of black history month should not be restrained within a month, with this in mind we look to host more events like this in the future.

We managed to raise an amazing £450 for Anysio Foundation. Anyiso Foundation is established to ensure that African and Ethnic minority women and their children from all backgrounds are given the support and services needed to enable them to live better and safer lives free from discrimination and abuse.

Once again, thanks so much to everyone who made and also lookout for the next event x

Photos by David Chukwujekwu

01/11/2019

Our phone lines are up and running again - thanks for your patience while we dealt with this issue.

01/11/2019

Our phone lines are temporarily down, but we are working to fix the issue. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

30/10/2019
The Big Draw at the Gallery of Modern Art 2019

Well done to everyone who took part in this year's Big Draw at the Gallery of Modern Art - the result is amazing! The theme this year is creativity and wellbeing and so we created a kaleidoscopic installation through the heart of the building. The kaleidoscope was invented by David Brewster in 1816 who named his invention after the Greek words meaning beautiful form watcher.

Life can be messy, chaotic and overwhelming but when you change your perspective, through creativity, you can see something truly beautiful much like the inside of a kaleidoscope. Changing your perspective can help you re-imagine your life.

#bigdraw #creativity #wellbeing

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The Gallery of Modern Art is located in the centre of Glasgow, just off Buchanan Street. It is five minutes’ walk from Buchanan Street and St Enoch subway stations, and Argyle Street and Queen Street train stations. It is ten minutes’ walk from Glasgow Central train station. Us the Traveline Scotland journey planner to plan your journey by public transport

General information

GoMA is part of Glasgow Museums and of Glasgow Life, the charity which runs the city’s cultural and sports services. Its policies and strategies derive from Glasgow Life’s Mission: To inspire Glasgow's citizens and visitors to lead richer and more active lives through culture and sport. GoMA’s Mission: To be a world class visitor attraction that is recognised as a centre for people to gather, learn and exchange ideas. We do this by acquiring and showing the highest quality artworks for Glasgow citizens and visitors, contributing to the city’s reputation as a cultural centre, promoting tourism and inward investment. About GoMA: GoMA is a place where you can see and enjoy art that belongs to the people of Glasgow. Our vision is to be a place where people enrich their lives by engaging with the stories that art can tell and the experiences it can afford, inspiring vibrant conversations about the world we live in today. Our responsibility is to present these stories and experiences by identifying, collecting, creating and showing important new works of art made by artists and communities from Glasgow and beyond. At GoMA you can make art, you can discuss art, you can experience the rich heritage of Glasgow and you can inform the heritage of the future. This profile is monitored regularly & we aim to answer enquiries within 24 hours. For more immediate responses please call 0141 287 4350 during office hours.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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0141 287 3050

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YOU NEED SOME FLIERS there to let people know there is also an exhibition of his work at THE COMPASS gallery just round the corner where some of his art works are still available for sale!
Visited on Saturday to see the truly wonderful and well presented exhibition of Jack Knox which is complimented by the Jack Knox show at The Compass Gallery nearby in West Regent St. where it is still possible to buy a piece of his work. I knew Jack back in the 1960s when we were both teaching at Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee.Great Artist and a good person!
Glasgow is the city of Mackintosh, the forerunner of modernity (architecture and design) with many museums (all free!). It also has a medieval part and street art that makes it very pleasant to visit -->
Hello, can you tell me if the free talk you had arranged for tonight is still going ahead or not?