GoMA - Glasgow Museums

GoMA - Glasgow Museums GoMA is the most visited modern art gallery in Scotland. Entry is free. Social Media House Rules: https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/social GoMA is housed in an iconic building located in the heart of Glasgow, which it shares with the city centre library.
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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.

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Lovely Christmas joy to find @ajamux on the front cover of @frieze_magazine. Ajamu was artist in residence back in 2009,...
24/12/2020

Lovely Christmas joy to find @ajamux on the front cover of @frieze_magazine. Ajamu was artist in residence back in 2009, their work is in the @Glasgowmuseums collection and are a continual collaborator. We’re so chuffed they are getting the recognition they deserve. Can’t wait to sit down with a mince pie and read the article! #artychristmas #ajamu #phtography

GoMA - Glasgow Museums's cover photo
21/12/2020

GoMA - Glasgow Museums's cover photo

In light of the First Minister’s announcement on Saturday 19 December we will be reviewing the implications for all Glas...
20/12/2020

In light of the First Minister’s announcement on Saturday 19 December we will be reviewing the implications for all Glasgow Life services and will share more information on our operational plans with customers next week.

As it has been throughout this pandemic, the health and wellbeing of all Glasgow Life staff and the public remains our priority. We will continue to follow the Government’s guidance and ensure that safety is at the heart of how we operate in the current environment.

We’ll continue to keep this page up-to-date regarding our response to Covid-19.

Last chance to see the amazing Hal Fischer show! Get your tickets to visit GoMA this weekend, link in bio. Last day, thi...
12/12/2020

Last chance to see the amazing Hal Fischer show! Get your tickets to visit GoMA this weekend, link in bio. Last day, this Sunday!!!!!

To mark Black History Month, we’re offering a glimpse into our object handling kit, where you can learn about objects in...
16/10/2020
Gallery Of Modern Art (GoMA) GlasgowLegacies of Empire in GoMA’s Handling Kit

To mark Black History Month, we’re offering a glimpse into our object handling kit, where you can learn about objects in our collection that have connections to the trade in enslaved African people.

https://galleryofmodernart.blog/portfolio/legacies-of-empire-in-gomas-handling-kit/

The Gallery of Modern Art has innate ties to slavery as it was originally built in 1778 as a townhouse by William Cunninghame, one of Glasgow’s most prominent eighteenth century merchants. To mark Black History Month, we’re offering a glimpse into our object handling kit, where you can learn abo...

'The Mice & the Baker' is the current exhibition in GoMA's CommonSpace. It features a short animated film, result of the...
12/10/2020
Gallery Of Modern Art (GoMA) GlasgowLittle Animation Studio – The Mice and the Bakers

'The Mice & the Baker' is the current exhibition in GoMA's CommonSpace. It features a short animated film, result of the Creative Scotland-funded education project 'Little Animation Studio'.

https://galleryofmodernart.blog/2020/10/12/little-animation-studio-the-mice-and-the-bakers/

'The Mice & the Baker' is the current exhibition in GoMA's CommonSpace. It features a short animated film, result of the Creative Scotland-funded education project 'Little Animation Studio'. Over a period of 9 months, this used adapted digital technologies to support primary school children from Har...

12/10/2020
Alberta Whittle

To celebrate Black History Month, the team at GoMA have chosen Alberta Whittle as inspiration for a colourful October half-term activity. Alberta is a Glasgow-based artist who works across film, sculpture, collage and choreographed installation to reflect her Scottish-Caribbean heritage (she was born in Barbados) and her interest in migrating cultures. She has spoken openly about the erasure of black people in everyday society and why the #BlackLivesMatter movement is now more important than ever.
Get inspired by Alberta Whittle’s work in GoMA’s 2018 exhibition “Inner City” to make your own colourful collage.

In this series of short videos, GoMA curator Katie Bruce is in conversation with Dr Noorah Al-Gailani, curator of Islami...
11/10/2020
Gallery Of Modern Art (GoMA) GlasgowCurator talk – Marco Polo’s “Orient”

In this series of short videos, GoMA curator Katie Bruce is in conversation with Dr Noorah Al-Gailani, curator of Islamic Civilisations at Glasgow Museums. As a response to Fiona Tan's "Disorient", showed at GoMA in 2019-2020, they present and discuss objects in our collection from the 13th century, the period of Marco Polo's travels, which inspired Tan's work. Dr Noorah Al-Gailani has been Curator of Islamic Civilisations at Glasgow Museums since 2003. [ 43 more words ]

https://galleryofmodernart.blog/portfolio/curator-talk-marco-polos-orient/

In this series of short videos, GoMA curator Katie Bruce is in conversation with Dr Noorah Al-Gailani, curator of Islamic Civilisations at Glasgow Museums. As a response to Fiona Tan's "Disorient", showed at GoMA in 2019-2020, they present and discuss objects in our collection from the 13th century,...

To celebrate Black History Month, in this Saturday Art Club we’re making BLM (Black Lives Matter) posters that show our ...
10/10/2020
Gallery Of Modern Art (GoMA) GlasgowSaturday Art Club – Black Lives Matter

To celebrate Black History Month, in this Saturday Art Club we’re making BLM (Black Lives Matter) posters that show our support in ending racism and spark hope towards a more inclusive, equal and progressive society. #BlackLivesMatter, founded in 2013, is a global political and social movement that aims to bring justice, healing and power to Black people across the world. This year, the movement gained international attention from the murder of George Floyd due to police brutality, triggering worldwide protests. [ 136 more words ]

https://galleryofmodernart.blog/portfolio/saturday-art-club-black-lives-matter/

To celebrate Black History Month, in this Saturday Art Club we’re making BLM (Black Lives Matter) posters that show our support in ending racism and spark hope towards a more inclusive, equal and progressive society.

What a great year for @glasgowmuseums collection artist Alberta Whittle! And so brilliant to see images and footage crea...
09/10/2020

What a great year for @glasgowmuseums collection artist Alberta Whittle! And so brilliant to see images and footage created when Alberta was GoMA’s Associate Artist (2017/18) in her @photoworks_uk Festival works and upcoming @friezeartfair Artist Award 2020 video. So much inspiration, discussion and fun working with you! Well done👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Do you know an 11-17 year old with a Scottish South Asian background and an interest in film-making, creative writing or...
08/10/2020
Scottish South Asian Stories - October Week Activity Club

Do you know an 11-17 year old with a Scottish South Asian background and an interest in film-making, creative writing or history?

Join us for a free series of online, playful morning workshops through October Week 2020 to help identify characters from the history of South Asian migration to Glasgow and to develop a new series of short films.

Workshops will be facilitated by Gauri Raje, international writer and storyteller, Glasgow Museums and the British Council, as part of the ‘Our Shared Cultural Heritage’ project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Places are limited and will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. You can sign up for one session or the whole week. Please note that young people will require permission from their guardian to attend.

Register for your place here:https://bit.ly/36aY9lK

Do you know an 11-17 year old with a Scottish South Asian background and an interest in film-making, creative writing or history?

We are getting ready to reopen and are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Gallery of Modern Art. This page is ...
01/10/2020
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We’re installing the neon work ‘Dad’ by @rabiyachoudhry Beautiful work that’s lighting the way to our re-opening this Mo...
01/10/2020

We’re installing the neon work ‘Dad’ by @rabiyachoudhry Beautiful work that’s lighting the way to our re-opening this Monday. Acquired through @contemporaryartsociety Rapid Response Fund. #openingsoon #neon #contemporaryart

Over recent weeks we have received a number of enquiries regarding structural racism and Black Lives Matter. We have res...
02/07/2020
A response to Black Lives Matter and Structural Racism

Over recent weeks we have received a number of enquiries regarding structural racism and Black Lives Matter. We have responded to these individually and now would like to share that response even more publicly and transparently.

Read our full response here: https://galleryofmodernart.wordpress.com/2020/07/02/a-response-to-black-lives-matter-and-structural-racism/

Over recent weeks we have received a number of enquiries regarding structural racism and Black Lives Matter. We have responded to these individually and now would like to share that response even m…

If you are missing GoMA and need more art in your life, follow the new section of our blog, “At Home”, and keep up to da...
18/05/2020
At Home

If you are missing GoMA and need more art in your life, follow the new section of our blog, “At Home”, and keep up to date with activities, including our Saturday Art Club and Mindful Art sessions, as well as curators and artists talks: https://galleryofmodernart.wordpress.com/at-home/

At Home is an invitation for audiences to join us in activities, discussions and readings while we are in unprecedented times with no access to our buildings, exhibitions and rethinking what o…

We agree!
01/05/2020

We agree!

We love this beautiful blue picture of @GoMA! 💙 Although they are closed, head over to their page for some wonderful insight into the museum, that will take you right back!

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You may not be able to see our current exhibition of our recent acquisition of Hal Fischer work but you can watch a live...
23/04/2020

You may not be able to see our current exhibition of our recent acquisition of Hal Fischer work but you can watch a live interview with him tonight via @sfmoma YouTube channel. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=04Vhz2QRmdM

Following the government’s decision to extend lockdown, Glasgow Life’s venues and services will remain closed until at l...
21/04/2020

Following the government’s decision to extend lockdown, Glasgow Life’s venues and services will remain closed until at least Thursday 7 May. Our teams are working hard behind the scenes to make our much-loved programmes and activities available online while also doing everything they can to ensure we’re ready to reopen our doors and welcome the people of Glasgow back into our venues as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Our thoughts continue to be with the families and loved ones of those directly affected by coronavirus and we continue to be immensely grateful to our NHS and other frontline health, social care and emergency services heroes, who are working round the clock to keep us all safe.

We’ll continue to put the wellbeing of our customers, communities and colleagues first, and we want to say thank you for your patience and understanding as we look forward to a healthy, confident future together.

For our latest updates, visit: https://bit.ly/2U6usMg
For our new online programming, visit: https://bit.ly/2Vf4kPD

This social media channel is not currently being monitored.Due to the constantly evolving nature of the coronavirus (COV...
19/03/2020
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Coronavirus - Latest Information

In line with the government’s advice on reducing social contact, Glasgow Life has taken the difficult decision to suspen...
17/03/2020

In line with the government’s advice on reducing social contact, Glasgow Life has taken the difficult decision to suspend all services from this evening. This will apply to every Glasgow Life venue across the city which will shut from close of play on Tuesday 17 March. We expect the suspension to continue until the end of April.

Glasgow Life already offers a range of online resources for people to use, and we are intending to extend these services as soon as possible.

All Glasgow Sport activities will be suspended, including indoor and outdoor activities as well as the outreach programme. Glasgow Club membership fees will be automatically frozen (we will do this, you do not need to contact us). Museums, concert halls and libraries will close. Community facilities will close to the public and we will contact tenants to discuss access. We will prioritise how we continue to deliver our targeted essential services.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and disruption this will cause. Further updates will be posted here as soon as they are available: https://bit.ly/2QmB5I7

In tomorrow's Art Book Club, we will be discussing "The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. Le Guin. If you've read this...
13/03/2020

In tomorrow's Art Book Club, we will be discussing "The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. Le Guin. If you've read this book then don't miss this chance of discussing it with our library staff, followed by a short tour of related artworks in our exhibition.

2-4pm

Don't forget about our 'Painting Portraits' Saturday Art Club tomorrow! Bring in a family picture or use one from your p...
13/03/2020

Don't forget about our 'Painting Portraits' Saturday Art Club tomorrow! Bring in a family picture or use one from your phone to paint a family portrait in which you surround yourself with all of your favourite things!

10.30am-12.30pm

Thanks to Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education for publishing a case study about the GoMA Youth Group....
13/03/2020
Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education

Thanks to Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education for publishing a case study about the GoMA Youth Group.

Applications are now open for the 2020/2021 iteration. Young people aged 16-25 are welcome to take part, send an email to [email protected] to request an application form - deadline 31st March.

What does it take to establish and sustain a youth programme?

In this weeks Sharing Practice case study, find out more about GoMA Youth Group — an initiative of young adults aged 16–25 working GoMA - Glasgow Museums to deliver a youth-centred programme of activities and events

📢 📢 Last minutute ticket check - join Prof Martin Munro to mark the 10 anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, 5.30-7pm - P...
11/03/2020
Martin Munro, "Reading and Writing Haitian Literature after the Earthquake"

📢 📢 Last minutute ticket check - join Prof Martin Munro to mark the 10 anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, 5.30-7pm - Paper title: "Reading and Writing Haitian Literature after the Earthquake." FREE but register here: https://bit.ly/2PzYBAO Doors open from 5.20pm

Join eminent scholar and Ada Belle Winthrop-King Professor Martin Munro (Florida State University) for a public lecture to mark the 10th anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. Munro will put the 12 January 2010 and its aftershocks into their wider context as he thinks through the history of this disas...

Calling all young people aged 16-25! If you have an interest in museums and galleries, are a creative person and/or are ...
09/03/2020
GoMA Youth Group 2020/2021

Calling all young people aged 16-25! If you have an interest in museums and galleries, are a creative person and/or are looking to develop skills and experience, join our GoMA Youth Group!

As part of the programme, you will be receiving training and gain experience of working within the creative industries. You will be supported in proposing, developing, and delivering your own events at the Gallery of Modern Art, representing the vision of young people is our institution.

No qualification or experience necessary – just enthusiasm! All meetings will be held on a Thursday evening at GoMA, from April 2020.

To apply, download the application form at the link below or send an email to [email protected] to request an application pack. Deadline 31st March.

https://galleryofmodernart.wordpress.com/2020/03/03/goma-youth-group-2020-2021/

Following the success of our first GoMA Youth Group (GYG), we’d like to invite all young people aged 16-25 to take part in our 2020/21 programme. We are looking for people with an interest in museu…

This Wednesday please join eminent scholar and Ada Belle Winthrop-King Professor Martin Munro (Florida State University)...
09/03/2020
Martin Munro, "Reading and Writing Haitian Literature after the Earthquake"

This Wednesday please join eminent scholar and Ada Belle Winthrop-King Professor Martin Munro (Florida State University) for a public lecture to mark the 10th anniversary of the Haiti earthquake.

Thank you to the University of Glasgow who organised this event and tickets
are FREE but must be booked through this link.

Join eminent scholar and Ada Belle Winthrop-King Professor Martin Munro (Florida State University) for a public lecture to mark the 10th anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. Munro will put the 12 January 2010 and its aftershocks into their wider context as he thinks through the history of this disas...

Delighted to reveal collection works by SharonHayes are now on display in Gallery 2. Acquired from Tanya Leighton Galler...
06/03/2020
Recent Acquisitions now on display in Taste / Gallery 2

Delighted to reveal collection works by SharonHayes are now on display in Gallery 2. Acquired from Tanya Leighton Gallerywith support from Art Fund they are shown alongside works by Lawrence Weiner & Ian Hamilton Finlay.

Many thanks to Paul Gray at Suisse Design for the graphics.

https://galleryofmodernart.wordpress.com/2020/03/06/recent-acquisitions-now-on-display-in-taste-gallery-2/

Doors opened today again in Gallery 2 for the latest rotation of collection works in Taste which includes the fantastic new acquisition of May 1st and Fingernails on a blackboard, Bella by Sharon…

There are a couple of interesting talks on Francisco Goya coming up at Pollok House to accompany the exhibition of his p...
05/03/2020
Pollok House | National Trust for Scotland

There are a couple of interesting talks on Francisco Goya coming up at Pollok House to accompany the exhibition of his prints - ‘Los Disparates’.

The unusual series features a number of fantastical and grotesque creatures, including a nightmarish giant called ‘The Bobalicon’. It was produced between 1815 and 1823 after a mysterious illness left Goya permanently deaf, providing a fascinating insight into the workings of the artist’s state of mind. However, the series is also an interesting commentary on the social and political conditions of Goya’s Spain. The series inspired some of Kate Davis' work for her exhibition at GoMA in 2011 and works acquired for the collection.

On 7 March at 11.30am, Claudia Hopkins, Spanish art expert and senior lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art, will present a talk in the exhibition space to help visitors get to grips with these enigmatic works.

Head of printmaking at Royal College of Art, London, Jo Stockham, will be at Pollok House on Thursday 19 March from 7pm to shed light on the artist’s creative printing process and explain how his talent inspired others.

Entry to Goya’s ‘Los Disparates’ Exhibition is free for National Trust for Scotland members and £7.50 for non-members. Tickets to both talks cost £5 for National Trust for Scotland members and £9 for non-members. Details of these events can be found at https://bit.ly/3asptL1

A grand country house in the heart of Glasgow with an impressive collection of Spanish art

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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. By commenting on a Glasgow Life profile you are indicating that you have read, understand and agree to abide by the House Rules. These can be viewed at https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/social

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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!
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