‘Fantastic to see all these works together. I wish it could be permanently displayed here to visit time and time again. Inspirational – thanks!
This is just one of the fantastic comments Kelvingrove received during the run of the hugely successful Pioneering Painters: The Glasgow Boys 1880–1900, the most popular art exhibition ever held in the museum. In response to this demand and the continuing interest in their work, a new permanent gallery devoted solely to the Glasgow Boys has opened.
It is the most comprehensive display ever of Glasgow Museums’ pictures by the Boys, showing works by all the major figures such as Guthrie, Walton, Henry and Hornel, as well as some superb examples by artists who are not so well known including Nairn, Mann, and Roche. Featured paintings include favourites such as The Druids - Bringing in the Mistletoe by Henry and Hornel and Old Willie - the Village Worthy by Guthrie.
Every type of subject the Glasgow Boys tackled, and every painting style they adopted – from realism to symbolism to their more mature styles – will be featured. So if you are interested in the Boys and their work, this is your chance to see an unrivalled display of their art in their home city of Glasgow.
Entry to the Glasgow Boys Gallery is free.