I found the statue! This is one of the most iconic images of Glasgow (yes the cone is part of it). Locals have long placed a traffic cone on the Duke of Wellington. It also lives in front of the next museum I visited!
Gallery of Modern Art
The Gallery is in a very neoclassical building – columns, capitals and full wannabe ancient Rome. Not to worry – the inside is about as modern as you get!
Most of the work on display is by living artists! The most recent date I spotted was actually 2015. As they still retain copyright/ trademark – you cannot take photos of much of the work.
While modern/ contemporary art is not my favourite (sorry but I love the history bit of art history), I love the combination of the old building (meant to look even older) and new art.
I mean look at this entry hall! Those mirrors are fantastic, fun and highlight the architecture and fellow visitors.
Pros: Interesting and very contemporary collection, highlights local artists, cool building, great location, friendly staff, cute shop, nice cafe, adorable kids area
Cons: high concept (a lot of it went over my head), building layout was a bit confusing, the pieces took up a lot of wall space (I think there was room for more of their collections)