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Collection > Past Exhibitions

List of past Collection exhibitions sorted in descending order by date, most recent appears first

13 Jul 2017
26 Nov 2017
Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection
Hennessy Ireland and IMMA have announced the four artists whose works have been selected to be purchased by The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection 2017. Mark Garry, Mairéad McClean, Ciarán Murphy and Yuri Pattison will see their works added to the IMMA National Collection of Contemporary and Modern Art for the first time.

20 Oct 2016
07 Jan 2018
IMMA Collection: Freud Project, 2016 – 2021
The IMMA Collection has secured a significant five-year loan of 50 works by one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century, Lucian Freud (1922-2011). The works, on loan from private collections, will be presented in a series of exhibitions in a dedicated Freud Centre in IMMA’s Garden Galleries for five years, 2016 - 2021. All 50 works will be shown during the first year.

23 Aug 2016
28 Aug 2016
The Gordon Lambert Archive Project / Heritage Week Display
The Gordon Lambert Archive Project is an ongoing project to catalogue Gordon Lambert’s archive funded with help from The Heritage Council. The archive has been held in IMMA since 2005 and contains a fascinating collection of material including professional and private correspondence, printed material, press cuttings, photographs and ephemera spanning over 50 years.

15 Jul 2016
07 May 2017
The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection
The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection supports the acquisition of works by artists not yet represented by the IMMA Collection. The exhibition showcases the four Irish based artists whose work will now join IMMA’s Collection. The chosen artists for 2016, the first year of the fund, are Kevin Atherton, David Beattie, Rhona Byrne and Dennis McNulty.

28 Apr 2016
07 May 2017
IMMA Collection: A Decade
IMMA, as the national cultural institution for collecting modern and contemporary art, aims to acquire examples of the most significant Irish art of the day as well as key works by international artists many of whom have been part of the museum’s temporary exhibition and residency programmes.

19 Nov 2015
02 May 2016
IMMA Collection: Nick Miller and the studio of Edward McGuire
In 2009 Sally McGuire, wife of the late Edward McGuire formally donated the contents of the artist’s Dublin studio to the National Collection at IMMA. The artist Nick Miller was invited to respond to the contents of the studio and this exhibition is the culmination of this process.

19 Nov 2015
02 May 2016
IMMA Collection: Approaches to paper
This exhibition explores the material qualities of paper and the significance of preparatory work in studio practice. Artists include Edward Allington, Andrew Folan, Antony Gormley, Alice Maher, Hughie O’Donoghue, Kiki Smith, Kara Walker and Hermione Wiltshire.

19 Nov 2015
02 May 2016
IMMA Collection: Les Levine: Using the Camera as a Club - Media Projets and Archive
IMMA is pleased to present, for the first time, a group of unique cibachrome photographs by internationally renowned artist Les Levine. The photographs are of key media billboard campaigns, which the artist staged during the 1980s and ‘90s.

01 May 2015
26 Jul 2015
IMMA Collection: Fragments
This exhibition borrows its title from Philosopher Walter Benjamin’s comparison of the work of translation to re-assembling fragments of a broken vase – the individual fragments must come together, but need not be like each other. This could also be taken as an allegory for exhibition making, or collecting.

06 Jun 2014
09 Nov 2014
Group Co-ordination
Caroline McCarthy’s remarkable site-specific installation, Group Coordination (Red), 2011, lends its title to an exhibition of works selected from the IMMA Collection and which includes three recent pieces on loan from the artist's studio.

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