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.
01 Nov 2010
Studio 8: Programming for young people at the Irish Museum of Modern Art
The new season of Studio 8 is already up and running at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, providing young people with various ways to connect with all that is happening at the Museum. On Saturday 6 November IMMA mediators Stephen Taylor and Ciara Murray will lead a gallery discussion and workshop based on the exhibition Graphic Studio: 50 Years in Dublin. This exhibition reflects the diversity of printing techniques within the studio and showcases the generations of Irish and international artists who have created artworks in the studio. Studio 8 participants will be introduced to the process of monotyping, a simple but effective form of creating one-off prints and will discuss the characteristics of different printing methods both historically and in the context of the practice of contemporary artists.
29 Oct 2010
Record at Siamsa Tire
Record, an exhibition of three film works from the Collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, opens to the public at Siamsa Tire, Tralee, Co Kerry on Saturday, 30 October 2010. The exhibition focus is on three different film works that represent reality in a documentary style, each shot by different artists: Sarah Morris, Gerardo Suter and Alanna O’Kelly.
02 Oct 2010
Crash Ensemble Presents 'That the Night Come...'
On Saturday 2nd of October 2010 at 8pm, Crash Ensemble present 'That the Night Come...' A world premiere of Donnacha Dennehys new piece 'That the Night come...' commissioned by DAWN UPSHAW(USA). Plus very special guest IARLA Ó'LIONÁIRD (IRL). Located in The Great Hall, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8. In association with Lyric FM and IMMA. Tickets 30e & Students 25e concession www.tickets.ie.
30 Sep 2010
Burial of Patrick Ireland documentary launch
A film documenting the symbolic burial of Patrick Ireland, the alter ego of the distinguished Irish artist Brian O’Doherty, will be launched at the Irish Film Institute at 7.00pm on Friday 8 October 2010. The Dying of Patrick Ireland is made by Loopline Film and is directed by Sé Merry Doyle. The film is produced by Vanessa Gildea and financed by the Irish Film Board and Loopline Film.
30 Sep 2010
The Moderns: The Arts in Ireland from the 1900s to the 1970s
A major exhibition examining the development of modernity in 20th-century Ireland through the visual arts, and other art forms, opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday 20 October 2010. The Moderns: The Arts in Ireland from the 1900s to the 1970s is one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever undertaken by the Musuem, comprising some 250 works by more than 180 artists, writers, film-makers, architects, designers and composers. It presents the work of many of the 20th century’s leading creative minds and constitutes the most extensive showing to date from IMMA’s own Collection.
03 Sep 2010 21 Oct 2010
Line Exploring Space: Drawings from the IMMA Collection at Thurles
Line exploring space: Drawings from the IMMA Collection opens at The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co Tipperary, at 8.00pm on Thursday 9 September 2010. The exhibition continues at the Tipperary Institute, Thurles Campus. The collaboration is the result of an established relation between The Tipperary Institute and The Source Arts Centre. However, it is the first time both venues have worked together with the National Programme at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
10 Aug 2010
Graphic Studio: 50 Years in Dublin
An exhibition featuring a wide cross-section of prints by some 30 leading Irish and international artists, created over the past 50 years, opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday 8 September 2010. Graphic Studio: 50 Years in Dublin celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ireland’s first printmaking studio with a particular focus on their distinctive Visiting Artists Programme. The show also highlights the studio’s establishment by five members who, through innovation and progressive thinking, made Ireland a centre of world class printmaking.
03 Aug 2010
Post-War American Art: The Novak/O'Doherty Collection at IMMA
An exhibition of 76 artworks by many of America’s leading post-war artists gifted to the IMMA Collection by art historian Barbara Novak and artist Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday 8 September 2010. Works by Joseph Cornell, Dan Graham, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and a host of other celebrated artists are included in the exhibition.