Kelvingrove Art Gallery and
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove is exhibiting the fascinating British Museum touring show,
Pharaoh–King of Egypt until Feb.28 2013. The exhibition showcases almost 100
objects from the British Museum’s outstanding collection of ancient Egyptian
artefacts, which is the largest of its kind outside of Egypt.
Located on Argyle Street, in the West End of the city, on
the banks of the River Kelvin (opposite the architecturally similar Kelvin
Hall). The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is adjacent to Kelvingrove
Park, near the main campus of the University of Glasgow on Gilmorehill.
Kelvingrove is one of the largest civic museum and art
galleries in the UK, housing priceless collections of international
importance. Kelvingrove has staged a whole range of diverse temporary
exhibitions including Glasgow’s Italian Art collection, Kylie Minogue’s
costumes, Dr Who and AC/DC.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has welcomed 10 million visitors since it
reopened to the public in 2006 after a £35 million refurbishment. The museum
is home to more than 8,000 objects from the Glasgow collection including the
iconic Christ of St John of the Cross and works by the likes of Rembrandt,
Van Gogh and is one of Scotland’s most visited attractions.
In a 2007 global survey of museums and galleries by the Art Magazine,
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum was 14th in the world in terms of visitor
numbers just behind the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and ahead of
such famous names as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Uffizi in
Florence and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. In 2010, an exhibition of
works by the Glasgow Boys welcomed more than 120,000 visitors, smashing a
record set by a Van Gogh exhibition in 1948.
Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists
by Erika Langmuir, Norbert Lynton
Art Reference and Price Guide 2001-2002
by Raymond Davenport, Lisa Reinhardt