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“Good paintings and shop”

Hunterian Art Gallery
Ranked #47 of 274 things to do in Glasgow
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Owner description: This gallery houses the largest collection of Whistlers in the world.
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good paintings and shop”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

A little too academic to our taste. It seemed a bit overpowering. The staff were polite however not really geared to our minds to the tourist visitor. Shop staff did try too.

Visited July 2014
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Dunedin, Florida
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“Whistler beside Mackintosh”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

The Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow is located next to the Mackintosh house and a small but interesting sculptor garden. But do not confuse it with the Hunterian Museum across the street with a focus on natural sciences and historical artifacts like from the Antonio Wall way north of Hadrian's wall ...built by the Romans. You get to see the largest collection of works by the American Whistler born in MA. His sister gave his paintings...finished and in process...to the place of their forefathers. Most interesting especially to see how he approached the canvas. They have a special collection of the Scottish colorists and a few of the Glasgow Gang. The museum is on one floor in a circle. Just the right number of paintings to see in an hour. The guides are passionate students.

Visited July 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great art collection”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Wonderful Glasgow university collection of art. Mixed variety and quality but some really special works including a small Chardin and some remarkable Whistlers.

Visited May 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful Legacy to William Hunter”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Fascinating exhibits and back story to a brilliant man with a wonderful vision....and in a fantastic setting at the University of Glasgow

Visited June 2014
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Lamar, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Huntarian Art gallery.”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Great little museum and gallery. Well worth the visit-it is free to one and all. Great collection of works form all over, that will stimulate and enjoy. try the museum too.

Visited June 2014
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