A perfect example of Glasgow’s internationally renowned contribution to contemporary art, The Modern Institute was once described by Art Review magazine as ‘a model for galleries around the world’. It has hosted and helped nurture some impressive names across the last 25 years. They include several Turner Prize nominees from the Glasgow scene (including Jim Lambie, Cathy Wilkes and Luke Fowler) and several Turner Prize winners too (including Richard Wright, Simon Starling and Martin Boyce).
If you’re an up-and-coming artist, you’d do much worse than to move to Glasgow. It’s relatively affordable, big enough to ensure career opportunities – and man, all that history.
The illustrious Glasgow School of Art has certainly redefined how we see Scotland’s second city. The number of Turner Prize winners (and nominees) it pumps out is staggering. And amid the ruins, the disaster-stricken Mackintosh Building is still one of the most revered Glasgow attractions.
So on your visit, between the myriad other amazing things to do, pay homage to the city’s creative brilliance at one of the best art galleries in Glasgow. With collections that rival some of the world’s very best, and with significant input from the many accomplished graduates that stick around, these institutions aren’t to be missed.
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