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Join us to celebrate St Patrick’s Festival and connect with contemporary Irish culture, attend a gallery tour exploring the work of Irish artists, create your very own snake in our family workshop, join an online talk exploring border politics in contemporary art and visit the museum wide exhibition The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now, all free!

Events at IMMA

IMMA Talk: Being a Border
Wednesday 16 March, 1pm, Online, Register here
In association with the exhibition, Protest and Conflict, Chapter Four of The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now, Evan Garza invites Nuit Banai and other guests to join him in a series of critical conversations to unpack issues of border politics in contemporary art practice.

Guided Tours: Exploring the work of Irish Artists
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March, 1.15pm
Free, Meeting Point, IMMA Reception
Explore the work of contemporary Irish artists in the major museum-wide exhibition The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now. 

Explorer Family Workshop: Create your own Snake 
Sunday 20 March, 2 – 4pm
Free, Booking essential, click here to book your place.
Help us add to Ireland’s reptile species with our special snake themed Explorer family art workshop! During this creative workshop our Visitor Engagement Team will show families how to create a wriggly, winding reptile. Using recycled coloured and patterned fabrics, families will unleash their creativity imagination creating artworks of different shapes and sizes for you to take home. All materials provided.

Visit the exhibition The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now
Wed 16 March 11.30am – 5.30pm, Thurs 17 & Fri 18 March 12noon – 5.30pm
Sat 19 March 10am to 5.30pm, Sun 20 March 12noon – 5.30pm.
Admission Free, Book your tickets in advance here
Visit an ambitious exhibition called The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now that showcases the IMMA Collection and the history of the Museum since 1991. Presented in four themed exhibitions and with over 200 artworks that includes a wide range of contemporary Irish artists.



Opening Hours for St Patrick's Festival

St Patrick’s Festival Opening Hours at IMMA

Wednesday 16 March 11.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday 17 March 12noon – 5.30pm
Friday 18 March 12noon – 5.30pm
Saturday 19 March 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 20 March 12noon – 5.30pm


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. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.