Minister Deenihan opens Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition at IMMA
The Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Mr Jimmy Deenihan, TD, this evening (Tuesday 5 April 2011) officially opened the eagerly-awaited exhibition of works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition, drawn from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Modern Mexican Art, features many of the artists’ most iconic paintings and offers a rich insight into the work and lives of two of the most celebrated figures in modern art. Lithographs, drawings, collages and a page from Kahlo’s diary are also included, alongside photographs of the artists by some of the most renowned photographers of the day.
22 Mar 2011
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at IMMA
The eagerly-awaited exhibition of the work of the celebrated Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on Wednesday 6 April 2011. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Masterpieces of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection features many of the artists’ most iconic paintings and offers a rich insight into the work and lives of the two central figures of Mexican Modernism. Lithographs, drawings, collages and a page from Kahlo’s diary are also included, alongside photographs of the artists by some of the most renowned photographers of the day. Prints by Kahlo’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, and a film by the Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura are also being shown. The exhibition will be officially opened by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, at 6.30pm on Tuesday 5 April.
21 Mar 2011
Old Master Prints go on Show at IMMA
An exhibition of Old Master prints by many of the most famous artists ever to work with print-making opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on Wednesday 23 March 2011. Works by Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya, William Hogarth and Rembrandt van Rijn are all featured in Old Master Prints: The Madden Arnholz Collection, which is drawn from the Madden Arnholz Collection. It was donated to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham (RHK) in 1989 by Claire Madden, prior to the opening of the Museum in 1991. The exhibition is curated by Janet and John Banville.
09 Mar 2011
Les Levine at the Irish Museum of Modern Art
An exhibition of works donated to the Irish Museum of Modern Art by Dublin-born artist Les Levine, opens to the public at IMMA on Wednesday 23 March 2011. Mindful Media: Works from the 1970s comprises two portfolios of etchings and photographic works mixing text and image to reinforce the artist’s belief that social and political problems are valid concerns for art.
07 Mar 2011
Philip Taaffe at the Irish Museum of Modern Art
A survey exhibition of the work of the Irish-American artist Philip Taaffe, one of the most significant painters working in America today, opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on Wednesday 23 March 2011. Philip Taaffe: Anima Mundi presents more than 30 abstract paintings from the past ten years, including many of the most striking examples of the vivid, complex imagery that characterises Taaffe’s highly individual practice. The exhibition also underlines the degree to which Taaffe, together with a handful of other artists, is responsible for the continuing international interest in abstraction which re-emerged in the 1990s. Other artists who have contributed to this revival include American Terry Winters and Spaniard Juan Uslé, who have also shown at IMMA.
31 Jan 2011
Romuald Hazoumè at the Irish Museum of Modern Art
An exhibition of the work of Romuald Hazoumè, one of Africa’s most acclaimed and original artists, opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday 9 February 2011. Winner of the prestigious Arnold-Bode Prize at documenta 12 in 2007, Hazoumè was born and continues to live in the Republic of Benin and his work is deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of West Africa. His practice also constitutes a powerful commentary on modern-day life in the area and on the West’s outdated perceptions of Africa. The exhibition is the first solo show dedicated to an African artist at IMMA and continues a strand of programming presenting artists from the periphery, whose socially engaged work documents a moment in time in a particular cultural milieu.
31 Jan 2011
IMMA seeking to locate three key works for forthcoming Barrie Cooke exhibition
Following the launch of the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s programme for this its 20th anniversary year, the hunt is on for three key paintings by the distinguished Irish artist Barrie Cooke. The Museum wishes to include the paintings in a major exhibition of Cooke’s work, being organised to celebrate his 80th birthday and opening to the public on 15 June next.
27 Jan 2011
Studio 8: Programming for young people at the Irish Museum of Modern Art
The new season of the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s young people’s programme, Studio 8, begins on Saturday 5 February, providing 15-18 year olds with various ways to connect with all that is happening at the Museum. For the first session, IMMA Mediators Brigid McClean and Seamus McCormack will lead a gallery discussion and workshop based on portraiture in the modern age as featured in The Moderns exhibition. Artists will include Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Louis le Brocquy and Edward McGuire, all of whom create portraits that look well beyond the physical surface.
19 Jan 2011
Minister Hanafin Launches IMMA’s 20th Anniversary Programme
An exhibition of paintings by the celebrated Mexican Modernists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera; works by younger generation Irish artists, recently acquired for the Museum’s Collection; a special season of performances, including opera and contemporary dance, and greatly increased web resources for schools are all part of a rich and exciting 20th anniversary programme at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, announced today (Wednesday 19 January) by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport, Mary Hanafin, TD. Plans for 2011 also include solo exhibitions by leading Irish and international artists such as Gerard Byrne, Barrie Cooke, Romuald Hazoumè and Philip Taaffe; a large-scale exhibition from an important American photographic collection, which is being donated to IMMA, and a display of works from the Museum’s collection of Old Master Prints.
18 Nov 2010
Donation of James McKenna Works to IMMA
The donation of two works by leading Irish sculptor James McKenna to the Irish Museum of Modern Art, made by Desmond, Vivienne, Kate and Bebhinn Egan, was celebrated today (Thursday 18 November 2010) at an event at the Museum. The more recent donation Aisling, Scariff, 1964, is one of McKenna’s early works, showing his focus on the human body expressed using classical means. It is currently on show as part of the Museum’s hugely popular exhibition, The Moderns: the Arts in Ireland from the 1900s to the 1970s. This generous gift follows a donation by the Egan family in 2007 of McKenna’s granite sculpture Ferdia for nÁth/Ferdia at the Ford, 1989, which is on permanent display beside the west avenue at IMMA. The lunch at IMMA, which was attended by many of McKenna’s associates, also marked the tenth anniversary of his death in 2000.