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SUMMER RISING: The IMMA Festival is a 10-day celebration of art, music, food and performance with free activities for families and children of all ages 4-14 June 2015. Click here to view the programme.
IMMA has a broad range of family programmes to engage audiences of all ages:
Family Workshop – Explorer
Sundays 2.00 – 4.00pm | Until 28 May
Get creative together as a family, explore artworks with IMMA staff, and enjoy a hands-on workshop in the galleries. Explorer is drop-in, fun and free.
Family Workshop – Mornings at the Museum
10.00 – 11.00am | Wed 1 & Thu 2 April and Wed 8 & Thu 9 April
Have some creative family time during the Easter holidays. Children and grown-ups can enjoy visiting an exhibition and making artworks together in the gallery. Drop into the main IMMA reception at 10am.
New Family Resources – eye.see
eye.see is a fun, interactive and easy to use self-guided resource for families visiting IMMA. It is a series of beautiful viewfinders inspired by artworks from the museum’s Collection, including Max Bill, Doublement, Iran do Espírito Santo, Untitled (Keyhole) and John Newling, Maquette for A Turning Mutability. eye.see helps families to look closer at artworks on display at IMMA, and comes with an information card which provides questions for parents / carers to use to help support your conversations.
You can pick up eye.see from our shop for €2 so you can peep through keyholes and pop out circles to see what lies behind them! eye.see can be used at home or in other places for further exploration and observation.
Literary IMMA Art Trail
Look, No Cows is a trail for families by Siobhán Parkinson which visits her favourite artworks from IMMA's Collection in the museum grounds. The booklet includes a map and is available free of charge.
Click below to watch the video with Siobhan Parkinson walking the trail with children: (video length approx. 19 minutes)
IMMA offers creative experiences for 12-15 year olds and 15-18 year olds which consist of looking, discussing, and making, as well as engaging with IMMA’s exhibitions and Collection, and working with contemporary artists. IMMA runs workshops and events for young people during the summer and Easter holidays, as well as during mid-term break.
If you wish to be added to our email list for teens please email email@example.com stating which age category you would like to receive information about; 12-15 years old and/or 15-18 years old.
Click here for IMMA policies on privacy and child protection.
Studio 10 is the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s (IMMA) gallery sessions programme for adults of all levels of creative experience. It combines tours, discussions, art-making and more, and is an excellent springboard for engaging with modern and contemporary art. Blocks of sessions will address particular exhibitions at IMMA and will be facilitated by two IMMA Mediators. Blocks comprise of four consecutive weekly sessions, 10am-12.30pm on Fridays, and are based from Studio 10, IMMA, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8:
BLOCK A: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February
Exhibition focus: TROVE: Dorothy Cross selects from the National Collections. Exhibition sponsored by BNP Paribas
BLOCK B: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March
Exhibition focus: Duncan Campbell and also IMMA Collection: Conversations
BLOCK C: 10th, 17th, 24th April & 1st May
Exhibition focus: Gerda Frömel & Diogo Pimentão
BLOCK D: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th May
Exhibition focus: Karla Black
Blocks of sessions are free, no booking is required, and participants may attend multiple blocks as they so wish.
Drawing Each Other with artist Dorothy Smith
As part of a workshop at IMMA on Saturday 17 May 2014 in association with National Drawing Day and Bealtaine 2014, 16 people aged from 10-17 years gathered at IMMA to draw each other. Quick warm-up sketches gradually led to longer 20mins drawings. You can watch the video, showing some of the exploration and adventure of these drawings, by clicking on the image below to launch youtube.
Pre-booked Guided Tours
Guided tours are available for special interest groups including schools, colleges and adult/community education. Tours are led by IMMA staff and are free of charge except for occasional temporary exhibitions - students in full time education are exempt from this charge. Tour times: Tuesday to Friday at 9.30am; 10:00am, 10.30am, 11.00am and 2.30pm.Booking required.
Maximum School group size 32.Two adults should accompany each school group. Maximum Adult group size 50. Please click here to book a tour online or tel: 01 612-9937, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, at least two weeks in advance. Please read the Terms and Conditions before booking your tour.
Guided Tour & Workshop
Groups can also arrange a workshop in conjunction with a guided tour. For further information please contact Lisa Moran, tel: 01 612 9912, email: email@example.com or Caroline Orr, tel: 01 612-9956, email: firstname.lastname@example.org