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Gallery of Modern Art

Royal Exchange Square | 111 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland
+44 141 287 3050
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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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I like Modern Art but this gallery looked rather boring with not much going on. Wouldn’t waste my time there again.More

Thank Seb K
GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review. Like all museums and galleries, not just modern and contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste but it's great to hear that you found something to discuss with the other visitors. Also, thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great trip to the GOMA the other day. Reading some of the negative reviews leaves me shaking my head for my fellow visitors. It's an excellent museum. Maybe on the day of your visit some of the exhibits weren't to your taste but...More

Thank glaslass370
GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Delighted to hear that you had such a great visit! I really appreciate your open-minded take on the content of the galleries and it was good to hear that you've been so moved by Steyerl's work. We look forward welcoming you back to GoMA soon....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read many of the poor reviews about the GoMA yesterday -- they only steeled my desire to see the gallery for myself. My family of 4 visited GoMA today. We really enjoyed our time at GoMA. I'm unclear what "narrative" people are looking for...More

Thank Horalky
GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. That made my day! Really interesting that you decided to come along and see for yourself and we really appreciate your feedback. I hope that we can welcome you and your 10-year old back soon! Gareth,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The great thing about modern art is that it makes you think and discuss exhibits with other visitors. This applied here. It's in a fine building but fairly small. Glasgow, of course, is very much an art city, and this is not its finest; it's...More

Thank anglicano
GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Like all museums and galleries, not just modern and contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste but it's great to hear that you found something to discuss with the other visitors. Also, thank you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited briefly with friends. Although there were a few interesting and thought-provoking items on display (slave mask was the stand out for me), I felt the collection lacked cohesion or narrative. As far as I could tell it was a display of items by various...More

Thank universemonkey
GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review. I'm glad that you found a few objects of interest to you. Thanks for your review. We try really hard to provide a thought-provoking programme including displays of local and international artworks from the City’s collection alongside temporary...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

"You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star." ― Friedrich Nietzsche Walking a fine line between dedication to art and celebrating an irreverent view towards authority and quirkiness is the city's Gallery of Modern Art, known as much for the...More

Thank David-Kevin B
GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Great to get such positive feedback! Gareth, Museum Manager, GoMA

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

It is a lovely building but the gallery is not curated well. It quite empty and lacks narrative and cohesion. There are some interesting, important and valuable pieces and installations but badly displayed. All very amateur and municipal. Staff looked bored. Men’s toilet was out...More

Thank Pal L
GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thanks for your review. We try really hard to provide a thought-provoking programme including displays of local and international artworks from the City’s collection alongside temporary exhibitions and events with artists. There is also a new permanent display that charts the history of the building....More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful building, free entry and not crowded ( on a Friday). Good gallery shop although small. One or two gems but no clear themes so rather disjointed.More

Thank 482EUfan
GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thanks for your review. Seems as though you mainly enjoyed your visit and I'm glad to hear you found some gems. We take great care in trying to interpret the themes of the various exhibitions in the interpretation/introduction panels that are usually towards the entrance...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

You know when you walk down a corridor of a primary school and there's loads of rubbish pictures that the kids have made and you're supposed to look like they are good? That's what this place is like. Worst exhibits by far: The pavement stuck...More

Thank Frequenttripper21
GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

I'm sorry that you found your trip to be so disappointing. It's hard to tell from your review what you were hoping to find in our museum of modern and contemporary art? We have range of works and objects - some are figurative, some abstract,...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

What a waste of a fine building. Philistine I may be but what a lot of pretentious nonsense. No more to say ..just a load of silly nonsense.More

1  Thank tripandy
GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thanks for your review. Like all museums and galleries, not just modern and contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste. I would have to disagree with your points about their not being notable art on show, the accusations...More

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