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14 February – 3 April 2011

Patrick Scott, Small Rosc Symbol, 1967, Oil on panel, 152.4 x 152.4 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift, P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd. Art Collection, 2005

The most extensive exhibition to date from the Museum’s own collection, The Moderns, explores the development of modernity in Ireland through the visual arts in the period 1900 to 1975. This part of the exhibition focuses on the 1960s and 1970s and continues through the 3rd April 2011.

The exhibition brings together exceptional examples of painting and sculpture, photography and film, architecture, literature, music and design of the period. Curated mainly from IMMA’s Collection, it also includes superb loans from the public and private collections in Ireland and beyond.

The Moderns: The 1960s and 1970s explore many of the key artistic movements of the period, including the impact of the ground-breaking ROSC exhibitions in the 1960s and ’70s, and of Minimal and Conceptual Art, in the works of Brian O’Doherty, Barry Flanagan and Michael Craig-Martin, will also be examined.

Oisín Kelly, The Marchers, 1969, Cast aluminium, 18 x 78 x 7cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift by the Bank of Ireland from the Bank of Ireland collection, 2008Barry Flanagan, Pile 1, 1967 – 1968, Hessian, Size: 28x48x45cm, Collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, © Estate of the artist, Courtesy Waddington Galleries

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