Hunterian Art Gallery

Paintings on the wall in the Hunterian Art GalleryThe Hunterian Art Gallery frames questions about how art and art galleries can be more meaningful to more people.

The art on display includes works by Whistler and Mackintosh, Rembrandt and Rubens, the Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists, as well as leading contemporary artists. It also features a significant number of artworks made by women and other artists who have been less well represented.

The Hunterian Art Gallery is also home to one of Scotland's largest print collections, a sculpture courtyard, the Mackintosh House and an exciting programme of contemporary art exhibitions.

The Hunterian Art Gallery is located on Hillhead Street beside the University Library, a five-minute walk from the Hunterian Museum. 


Paintings on the wall in the Hunterian Art Gallery

To make these amazing collections and wonderful spaces more meaningful to more people, the artworks are presented under themes such as 'What Makes a Portrait', 'History and Memory' and 'The World in a Teacup', which ask questions and invite discussion.

Looking from new perspectives, the displays ask questions such as: How do art and history influence each other? What can one picture tell us? What counts as art? How are artworks made?

They include a significant number of works made by women, including Phoebe Traquair, Joan Eardley, Helen Frankenthaler, Bridget Riley and Christine Borland.

Works on view for the first time include Memories of the Sea (1936) by Josephine Haswell Miller and The Puppet Maker (1978) by James Cumming.

The displays also highlight a number of works that have not been on view for a number of years including Boite d'Allumettes (1963) by French Haitian artist Herve Telemaque and Sea Devil's Watchtower (1960) by Alan Davie, one of Scotland's most important modernist painters.

Also featured are artworks that have undergone intense conservation, giving them a new lease of life, such as John Hoyland’s 18-6-69.

Old favourites, including works by Whistler, Chardin, Stubbs, the Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists, are displayed throughout the gallery.