Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove, Glasgow

 

This evening,  am focusing on the Art Gallery and Museum at Kelvingrove located in Kelvin Park in the West End of Glasgow. The building was designed by J.W. Simpson and E.J. Milner Allen  and opened in 1901 as the centrepiece of the International Exhibition in Kelvingrove Park. Design style is Spanish Baroque and the building is constructed of red sandstone.

Kelvingrove is now one of the most popular and respected Gallery/Museums in Europe and attracts over one million visitors each year. Entrance is free.

There is a vast array of objects on display, extending to some 8,000 in total including acclaimed art work ( Rembrandt, Titian and the Impressionists), weaponry and armour, Dali’s iconic Christ of St John of the Cross, items from ancient Egypt, Charles Rennie Mackintosh display and much more.

This establishment is usually a ‘must see’ for visitors to Glasgow.

Above is a recent, seasonal image with the River Kelvin in the foreground.

Elsewhere today, I have been working on a couple of new tour enquiries for 2011 and posted information on Henderson family history to my Glasgow Ancestry blog.

Weather here as been relatively mild but temperatures are predicted to drop again soon.

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