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Opening Weekend Line Up!

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is delighted to reopen its main building with an exciting weekend of fun activities and events for all ages. Join us on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October to celebrate – get your dancing shoes on for our 1920s Tea Dance in the magnificent 17th-century Great Hall; drop in to our pop-up exhibition for families Action all Areas; enjoy a dance and drawing workshop for young children; and don’t miss our line-up of lively talks by curators and artists over the weekend.

Formal Garden View, IMMA

The following is a full schedule of events, please note some events require advance booking.

We look forward to seeing you all over the weekend!

Opening Weekend Line up!

Friday 11 October

5.00 – 6.00pm
In Conversation: James Lingwood and Declan McGongale, The Chapel

In the context of the exhibition One Foot in the Real World, James Lingwood (Co-Director of Artangel) and Declan McGonagle (Director, NCAD and former Director, IMMA) discuss the history and significance of establishing the IMMA Collection.
Booking is required. Free tickets will be available at www.imma.ie/talksandlectures


6 – 8pm
Private view and opening reception

Exhibition opening of Eileen Gray Architect Designer Painter and the reopening of the main building at IMMA alongside the opening of three other exhibitions – In The Line of Beauty presenting the work of an exciting group of young Irish artists; The Myth of Progress an exhibition by Swedish-born artist Klara Lidén and One Foot in the Real World presenting iconic site-specific installations from IMMA’s Collection.

Official launch by Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Alfred Pacquement, Director of the musée national d’art moderne / Centre Pompidou, in the presence of the French Ambassador to Ireland.

Eileen Gray taken in Paris circa 1902 when she was a student. Copyright National Museum of Ireland.
Eileen Gray taken in Paris circa 1902 when she was a student. Copyright National Museum of Ireland.


Saturday 12 October    

Visit Exhibitions:

- Eileen Gray Architect Designer Painter
- In the Line of Beauty presents the work of eleven young Irish artists
- Klara Lidén The Myth of Progress
- One Foot in the Real World presents iconic works from the IMMA Collection
- Leonora Carrington The Celtic Surrealist

Family

Action all Areas - Family Exhibition
12.10.13 – 20.10.13, The Project Spaces

Running over two weeks, Action all Areas is an exhibition which provides a unique opportunity to experience artworks that have been selected for a family audience combined with complementary activities and resources. This is a space where everyone is welcome to talk, interact and reflect. Artists included are Rhona Byrne, Janine Davidson, Colm Eccles, Priscila Fernandes, Antony Gormley, Rebecca Horn, Richard Long, Christine Mackey, Alice Maher, and Seoidín O’Sullivan and Karol O’Mahony.

Saturday, 12noon – 4pm
Participatory work by artist Rhona Byrne.Visit the exhibition to find out where to go.
This work is a co-commission by IMMA and Big House Festival 2013 / The Performance Corporation.
Drop in for as little or as long as you like, no booking required!

10.30am – 12 noon, Meeting Point: Main Reception
Workshop for 3-6 year olds

Dance and drawing workshop for 3–6 year olds and parents/guardians with artist Kate Wilson.
Booking is required. Please email family@imma.ie


Artists’ Talks In the Line of Beauty
1 – 2.30pm, The Lecture Room

Join nine young Irish artists who will talk about their work featured in the exhibition In the Line of Beauty. Reflecting on exhibition themes of objecthood, aesthetics and the spatial experience of the museum, informal presentations will be given by artists David Beattie, Oisín Byrne, Aleana Egan, Fiona Hallinan, Sam Keogh, Ciarán Murphy, Lisa Maria Murphy, Joseph Noonan-Ganley and Ciarán Walsh. This talk is introduced and chaired by Francis Halsall (Lecturer, MA, Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD).
Booking is required. Free tickets are available, please click here to book


Curators’ Gallery Talks
Current Exhibitions
Meeting Point: Main Reception

In a series of short introductions in the galleries, IMMA’s curatorial team invites you to explore selected works featured in the current exhibitions programme.

11.30am – 12noon Eileen Gray, Architect, Designer, Painter –presented by Seán Kissane

12.15 – 12.45pm In the Line of Beauty – presented by Poi Marr

3 – 3.30pm Leonora Carrington, The Celtic Surrealist –presented by Seán Kissane

3.45 – 4.15pm One Foot in the Real World –presented by Marguerite O’Molloy

4.30 – 5pm Klara Lidén, The Myth of Progress – presented by Karen Sweeney

No booking is required. Numbers are limited.


Sunday 13 October 2013

Visit Exhibitions:

- Eileen Gray Architect Designer Painter
- In the Line of Beauty presents the work of eleven young Irish artists
- Klara Lidén The Myth of Progress
- One Foot in the Real World presents iconic works from the IMMA Collection
- Leonora Carrington The Celtic Surrealist

Family

12 noon – 4pm, Meeting Point: Main Reception
Explorer: Workshop for Families

We will be holding Explorer, IMMA’s workshop programme for families of all ages in response to the exhibition, One Foot in the Real World.
Drop in any time, no booking is required.

12 noon – 4pm
Action all Areas – Family Exhibition

Participatory work by artist Rhona Byrne available as part of Action all Areas. Please see Saturday listing for further information.

1 – 4pm, Meeting Point: Studio 10
Art-making session for 12–18 year olds
In response to the exhibition, In the Line of Beauty, 12–18 year olds are invited to take part in an exciting art-making session led by exhibiting artist Fiona Hallinan.
Session is free but booking is advised – to book please email edcommbooking@imma.ie, or telephone 01-6129900


Curators’ Gallery Talks
Current Exhibitions
Meeting Point: Main Reception

In a series of short introductions in the galleries, IMMA’s curatorial team invites you to explore selected works featured in the current exhibitions programme.

12 noon – 12.30pm Leonora Carrington, The Celtic Surrealist – presented by Seán Kissane

12.45 – 1.15pm One Foot in the Real World – presented by Marguerite O’Molloy

1.30 – 2pm Eileen Gray, Architect, Designer, Painter – presented by Seán Kissane

2.45 – 3.15pm In the Line of Beauty – presented by Poi Marr

4 – 4.30pm Klara Lidén, The Myth of Progress – presented by Karen Sweeney

No booking is required. Numbers are limited.


In Conversation: Cloé Pitiot & Jennifer Goff
2.30 – 3.30pm, The Chapel

Curator of Eileen Gray Architect Designer Painter Cloé Pitiot (Curator, musée national d’art moderne/Centre Pompidou, Paris) and Jennifer Goff (Curator, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin) discuss their ideas for developing the exhibition and explore Gray’s most celebrated designs of modern furniture and architecture from the 1920s.
Booking is required. Free tickets are available, please click here to book


Tea Dance
4 – 6pm, The Great Hall

As part of our celebrations marking Eileen Gray at IMMA, join us for a Sunday afternoon tea dance, which will transport you to the Paris of Gray’s era with 1920s music, dancers, tea and cake and much more…
No booking is required and all ages welcome.

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Tel: +353-1-6129900, Email:
info@imma.ie