The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Masterpieces of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum from the Glasgow University tower, 11 Sept. 2010 - Flickr - PhillipC

There is a myth in Glasgow, that the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum building was accidentally built back-to-front. This is only an urban myth. The grand entrance was always intended to face into Kelvingrove Park

The Masterpieces of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum include:

  • Portrait of the Art Dealer Alexander Reid by Vincent van Gogh
  • A Man in Armour by Rembrandt
  • Paul Gauguin, Østre Anlæg Park,Copenhagen 1885
  • Pipe organ built by Lewis & Co, 1901
  • the goddess Sekhmet, Egypt, 18th dynasty,
  • A Funeral Service in the Highlands, James Guthrie (1859–1930)

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Photo Credit: By Phillip Capper from Wellington, New Zealand [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons