The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, founded in 1874 with the bequest and collection of the artist Thomas Stuart Smith (1815–1869) on land provided by the burgh of Stirling, still operates under the modified trust deed of its founder. From the earliest times, the spectacular Stirling landscape was a magnet for artists as well as tourists. The English artist Joseph Farington was given the Freedom of Stirling in 1788 for his artistic tributes, and every landscape painter of note came to Stirling. Beyond its impressive Doric portico onto Dumbarton Road, the Smith has three gallery spaces, a lecture theatre, shop and café. There are a number of specialist collections, and contemporary portraits in other media are now commissioned and collected.
The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum
Dumbarton Road, Stirling, Stirling FK8 2RQ Scotland
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@smithmuseum, 13 July 2020
Who remembers our famous Helian Coo, Hamish McKye Denovan? The hairy icon lived at the Smith in 1996 with his friends, including an Australian merino named Ballerina Pete and a Shetland ram named Magnus during our Joseph Denovan Adam exhibition. #HairyCoo #MuseumFromHome https://t.co/ueERkzKe0x