When art galleries are being discussed, a lot of people often think about London, since it is the capital of UK, arguably the most famous city in UK and also with some of the best art galleries. There are however several other lovely art galleries in the UK, outside of London that you might not be aware of. Here are 10 of the best of such art galleries.
Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives is one of the many galleries that are located in St Ives. There were a lot of artists including Naum Gabo, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson, who were practicing in the town in the 1900s. This attracted other artists to the town where a lot of contemporary and modern art exhibition are carried out.
Whitworth Art Gallery
You get to see a lot of lovely collections at this gallery in Manchester. The Victorian root of the gallery is portrayed by its exterior which is made from lovely red brick. The gallery features temporary exhibitions as well as presentation of contemporary and modern collections of art.
Baltic Contemporary Arts Centre
Do not pass through Gateshead without visiting the lovely Baltic Contemporary Arts Centre. The gallery is famous for having displayed works of Damien Hirst, Cornelia Parker and Daniel Buren amongst several other popular artists, as well as its hosting of the UK competition for Turner Prize.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The park is housed in a building, which was constructed in the 1700s in West Yorkshire. The gallery has a lot of contemporary and modern scultures and was the 2014 Art Fund Museum winner.
The museum , which was formerly a warehouse, has become very popular in Liverpool as it has the biggest contemporary and modern art collection in the UK amongst galleries that are not in London. You can see the work of popular artists as well in the museum including those of Louise Bourgeois, Jackson Pollock and Pablo Picasso.
Kelvingrove Art Museum and Gallery
If you are a lover of Scottish art, then you will be sure to see a lot of them at this museum, which is located in Glasgow. You also get to see Scottish armor, arms and history example in the gallery.
The contemporary art gallery which is located in the center of Nottingham at Lace market, is amongst United Kingdoms biggest contemporary art centers. The interior, which is airy, open and large, is regularly used to host exhibitions of contemporary art.
Ashmolean Museum of Archaeology and Art
The museum, which was founded in 1683, has the reputation of being UK’s oldest public museum. Among the many fascinating art works in this museum are paintings by Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.
You get to see works by Hepworth, Anthony Caro, Ben Nicholson and Henry Moore in this museum which was built as a tribute to Barbara Hepworth, who was a British artist. The Times newspaper once listed the magazines to be among the world’s top 50 galleries of art.
Imperial War Museum North
Established in 2002, the museum located at Manchester, is a gallery worth visiting. You get to see memories from different conflicts the UK has been a part of, since World War I.