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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 His practice also constitutes a powerful commentary on modern-day life in the area and on the West’s outdated perceptions of Africa.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.

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

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.

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