THE KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM GLASGOW
When you are in Glasgow, Scotland why not visit The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow ? This is the most visited Art Gallery outside London. The building was designed by Sir John W Simpson and E J Milner Allen and opened in 1901 as The Palace of Fine Arts for The Glasgow International Exhibition. The Gallery is built in a Spanish Baroque style from Scottish Locharbriggs red sandstone by architectural sculptors George Frampton, William Shirreffs, Francis Derwent Wood and others. In the central hall, you will find a large pipe organ which is used for concerts. The Gallery had an extensive three year refurbishment programme and was reopened in 2006.
There is a very large and impressive art collection which includes European Old Masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Gerard de Lairesse and Jozef Israels. You will also find the French Impressionists including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pisarro, and Van Gogh, The Dutch Renaissance, The Scottish Colourists, and The Glasgow School. There is also a collection of Decorative Arts from the collection of Anne Hall Grundy.an art collector and philanthropist. One of the prime works in The Kelvingrove Art Gallery, however, is ‘ The Christ of Saint John of The Cross ‘ by Salvador Dali which attracts visitors from all over the world.
The Sculpture ‘FRANCE 1914’ by Simon Burns-Cox
Why not visit The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow from March 2017 ? The Marble Sculpture ‘FRANCE 1914’ by Edinburgh-based Sculptor Simon Burns-Cox will move to The Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow on Friday 3rd March 2017. The sculpture will be on display for the year 2017 to 2018. It is made from Black and Gold Portoro Marble and was created to commemorate the ending of The First World War in aid of PoppyScotland. The Sculpture was designed to represent the last tree on the battlefront and a symbol of hope.
The Sculpture ‘FRANCE 1914’ by Simon Burns-Cox will then move onto The Riverside Museum in Glasgow for the year 2018 to 2019. At the end of The Exhibition, The Sculpture will be auctioned in aid of Poppyscotland. Expressions of interest should be made to Simon Burns-Cox or Poppyscotland. The charity needs to raise funds for the Ex Servicemen and women they support.