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Important information: For the health and safety of our visitors and staff, IMMA will be closed to the public from 5:30pm today Thursday 12 March until 29 March 2020. All events have been postponed until further notice. Apologies for the inconvenience. Please follow our social media channels for updates.

There is lots on offer this St Patrick’s Weekend at IMMA, join us to celebrate all things Irish!

Join an Irish language tour exploring Lucian Freud followed by a a Ciorcal Comhrá (conversation circle) with complimentary tea/coffee; explore Irish mythologies as they connect with ancient Indian history in the work of British-Indian artist Bharti Kher; have fun on our Explorer Family Workshop where you can get creative in making art together; and join one of our free guided tours exploring the work of contemporary Irish artists in the exhibition Desire: A Revision.

Opening Hours:
Friday 13 March: 11.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday 14 March: 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 15 March: 12noon – 5.30pm
Monday 16 March: Closed
Tuesday 17 March: 12noon – 5.30pm

30 min Irish language Guided Tour & Ciorcal Comhrá
Saturday 14 March, 12pm, free, booking required, meeting point IMMA main reception.
Guided tour as Gaeilge exploring the work of acclaimed British painter Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011) followed by a Ciorcal Comhrá (conversation circle) with complimentary Tea/Coffee and biscuits in the museum coffee shop.
Turas treoraithe 30 nóimead as Gaeilge agus Ciorcal Comhrá
Dé Sathairn, 14ú Márta, 12 meán lae, saor in aisce, is gá áirithint a dhéanamh, pointe tionóil ag príomhfháiltiú an Mhúsaeim.

Turas treoraithe as Gaeilge ag breathnú ar shaothar an phéintéara cáiliúil Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011).  Ciorcal Comhrá ina dhiaidh le Tae/Caifé agus brioscaí saor in aisce i gcaifé an Mhúsaeim.


Explorer Family Workshop
Sunday 15 March, 2 – 4pm
Join us for our Explorer Family Workshop, enjoy some creative family time during an art workshop at IMMA. Children and grown-ups can visit the ancient gold lunula in the exhibition Desire: A Revision. Then, make artworks together with Evy and Joan from our Visitor Engagement Team. Free, drop-in, all welcome.

Guided Tours
Explore the work of Irish artists in Desire: A Revision on one of our guided tours on Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm, no booking required. Meet at IMMA Main Reception. Exhibition fee applies, to buy your exhibition ticket in advance click here.

Visit Exhibitions:
There are four exhibitions to see during your visit
– newly opened Bharti Kher, A Consummate Joy; now in its final weeks Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age featuring a bronze age lunula; IMMA Collection: Freud Project, The Artist’s Studio see the work of Lucian Freud for free; and From the Edge to the Centre an exhibition exploring the IMMA Archives.

Newly Opened Exhibition
Bharti Kher, A Consummate Joy

Admission Free
IMMA invites you to visit A Consummate Joy a solo exhibition by acclaimed British-Indian artist Bharti Kher (b. 1969 London). Kher’s art gives form to daily life and its rituals in a way that reassesses and transforms its meaning to yield an air of magical realism. A Consummate Joy comprises nineteen new and recent works, ranging from sculpture, painting, installation and watercolours. Showing this exhibition during the St Patrick’s Festival is timely in exploring the shared interests in Indian and Irish mythologies and rituals, the worship of pagan goddesses and oral storytelling and song.

Bharti Kher on the significance of showing her work in Ireland said “Ireland has always been an interest for me in its similarities to ancient Indian history and mythologies; from the worship of pagan goddesses to the practice of oral storytelling and song”. 

Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June. A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.