ART DISCOVERY Centre

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Find Out More About Our Collections, and Get Hands-on

To Reach

From the Main Entrance

Continue past the shop entrance and take the turning left. Locate the south entrance to the Shop on your left and turn right here to locate the Lower East Stairs. Go up two flights of stairs to Ground Floor level then turn left, continue into the East Court. Take the turning left into Looking at Art, turn right and continue into the Centre.

Via the Lift

Continue, to the wall then move to your right, past the entrance to the Restaurant and locate the East Lift to your left. At First Floor level, turn left (180 degrees) and continue into the East Court. Take the turning left into Looking at Art, then turn right and continue into the Centre.

From the rear entrance

Enter the Main Hall, pass the seating outside Coffee at Kelvingrove, to your right, then turn right and continue into the East Court. Take the turning left into Looking at Art, then turn right and continue into the Centre.

Layout

The Centre occupies the northeast corner of the building and, like other corners, juts outwards (north) from the main wall so that the north side curves round to become the east. Although you enter into the southwest corner from Looking at Art, you make your way around a complex display to your left, which leads back towards the near (west) wall of the room.

North Side

  poster, Arty Things
paintings, various
wall retreats north

West Side

  Interactive, Lost at Sea
retreats west

South Side

  interactive, Top to Bottom
retreats south

East Side

  interactive, Near and Far

South Side

  interactive Build the Chair that Rennie Mackintosh designed

West Wall

 
row of interactive desks, Lines, Shapes and Form with painting above
glass case, painting with coloured glass designs

North Side

  painting, Lady with a Red Hat
wall curves round to become the east wall
desk with chairs around raised floor
wash basin
back to original floor level

East Side

  painting, Despair
jutting out, glass case, display of colour
interactive, Patterns
jutting north, interactive, Building Shapes
glass case, mosaic tiles
Mathematics in Art
coming back south
Patterns from Nature

South Side

  interactive, Texture
glass case of colourful pieces
glass case of Form and Design
entrance to Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style
painting, Two Children
interactive, Art Connections
Move to the Music, bronze sculpture of a group

West Side

  entrance from Looking at Art

The Central Feature

West Side

  glass case, Indian Female Clothing

East Side

  interactive, Feeling Things

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