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GOMA is housed in a neoclassical building that once served as the city’s Royal Exchange and was originally built as a mansion for an 18th-century tobacco magnate. Opened in 1996, the modern art gallery focuses on artwork from 1950 onward. The permanent collection has works by Uglow, Spencer, and Bellany, as well as art from the 1980s ‘new Glasgow Boys’ such as Steven Campbell and Adrian Wiszniewski. The temporary exhibits of contemporary artists are often quite compelling (especially the 2014 blockbuster "Generation" which covered the best Scottish art of the last 25 years).