I visited the Kelvingrove Art Gallery Museum in Januarry 2010. It was my first visit after the recent three year restoration of the building. The main entrance leads you straight into the grand Centre Hall. I loved the art deco style ceiling lamps and the decorated ceiling.
The Centre Hall at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
There was an organ recital during my visit on a Sunday afternoon.
The organ in the Centre Hall at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
In an adjacent hall there was a plane suspended from the ceiling.
The suspended plane at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Under the plane stood a moose with enormous antlers.
The moose at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
In the hall opposite there were hanging heads displaying a spectrum of expressions from horror to indifference to sheer joy.
Hanging heads at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Elvis Presley AKA as The King was strutting his stuff, complete with halo and bulging stomach.
Elvis at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
One of Glasgow’s most famous sons, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is remembered through a recreation of a dining room typifying his distinctive style.
Rennie Mackintosh style dining room at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
One of my favourite paintings was Vetheuil by Monet.
Vetheuil by Monet at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Motherless by Edinburgh born sculptor George Lawson depicts a widower cuddling his child.
Motherless by George Lawson
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and it’s a top free Glasgow attraction, worthy of inclusion in any travel Europe guide. It’s open seven days a week, Monday to Thursday and Saturday 10am to 5pm, Friday and Sunday 11am to 5pm.
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