Royal Exchange Square
Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1, UK
The Crowning of Duke Wellington by the Gallery of Modern ArtGlaswegians’ sense of play and unpretentious humor are on display at the Gallery of Modern Art. See how the head of a classical equestrian statue of Wellington is crowned with a neon traffic cone. The story goes that some art students faithfully replace the cone whenever city workers remove it in this ongoing civic battle. Besides the statue it’s a must to head inside this gallery. Like all civic institutions across Glasgow and Scotland admission is free. The exhibitions are forever changing but you can be guaranteed a fantastic look at work from some groundbreaking contemporary local artists and from abroad. Past exhibitions have included works by Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Scottish artists like Ken Currie labeled as one of the New Glasgow Boys, a group of artists many concur helped lead Glasgow’s current cultural renaissance.