MENUCLOSE

Opening Hours


Today: 11:30am–5:30pm
Tomorrow: 11:30am–5:30pm

Full opening hours

Location

Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
Phone +353 1 6129900

View Map

Find us by


Hospitable Actions brings the Bealtaine Festival into the fold of some of the country’s leading visual arts organisations. For Hospitable Actions – Dublin, during the month of May Bealtaine visitors to IMMA are free into paid exhibitions, can attend an artist response by artist Pauline Cummins on the work of Frank Bowling and experience the live performance work of  cheorgrapher Yvonne Rainer.

EXHIBITIONS

FRANK BOWLING, MAPPA MUNDI
IMMA COLLECTION: FREUD PROJECT THE ETHICS OF SCRUTINY, CURATED BY DAPHNE WRIGHT
BRIAN O’DOHERTY: LANGUAGE AND SPACE
During the month of May entry to the Frank Bowling & IMMA Collection: Freud Project exhibitions will be free for Bealtaine visitors once booked online with the Promo code “BEALTAINE18”. Tickets are limited so early booking is recommended on www.imma.ie

PERFORMANCES

PAULINE CUMMINS: AN ARTIST’S RESPONSE
Performance artist Pauline Cummins will give an artist’s response to the work of Frank Bowling, Brian O’Doherty & The Freud Project.

YVONNE RAINER | LIVE PERORMANCES
PERFORMANCE: 12 & 13 MAY 7.30PM WITH
MATINEE ON SUN 13 MAY AT 3.30PM
Limited Free Tickets
Pioneering dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer. Performance featuring Rainer’s iconic early works and conversation on her career with complimentary O’Hara’s Irish Craft Beer. IMMA are providing a very limited number of free tickets to these performances for Bealtaine audiences when booked online with thePromo code ‘BEALTAINERAINER’.


Brian O'Doherty

Brian O'Doherty b.1928

Brian O’Doherty was born in Ireland and is now based in New York. When he left Dublin in 1957, O’Doherty was a qualified medical doctor and emerging artist, and is now renowned as an artist, writer, critic, television host, filmmaker and educator. One of the pioneering generation of conceptual art, O’Doherty produced many seminal works including Portrait of Marcel Duchamp (1966-’67) and an early ‘exhibition in a box’, Aspen 5+6 (1967). When he left Dublin in 1956, O’Doherty was a qualified medical doctor and emerging artist, and is now renowned as an artist, writer, critic, television host, filmmaker and educator. In his art practice O’Doherty has consistently explored the multiple nature of identity, adopting various personae, most notably 'Patrick Ireland', who was buried at IMMA in 2008. Major retrospectives of O’Doherty/Ireland’s work were held at the National Museum of American Art (1986), The Elvehjem Museum of Art (1993), The Butler Institute of American Art (1994), and Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane (2006) which travelled to the Grey Art Gallery, New York (2007). O’Doherty/Ireland’s art is held in numerous private and public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane, Dublin; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA; Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. — View Artist »

Daphne Wright

Daphne Wright b.1963

IIrish artist Daphne Wright (born 1963) studied at the National College of Art and Design and Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic. Working in sculpture, film, print and installation, Wright considers ideas of language and communication, faith, ageing and death within her diverse artistic practice. Wright has exhibited in Ireland and Europe since the 1990s. Her work is represented in major public collections including the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Hamburger Kunsthalle, and the Arts Council of England. Wright is an elected member of Aosdána. — View Artist »

Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud 1922–2011

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) was one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century. Renowned for his portrayal of the human form, Freud is best known for his intimate, honest, often visceral portraits. Working only from life Freud’s studio was intensely private and he mainly worked with those he was close to, often asking subjects to sit for hundreds of hours over multiple sittings to better capture the essence of their personality. — View Artist »