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Join us 11-13 September as we open one of our most compelling exhibition of recent times, What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now We have a number of free events to enjoy including lectures, tours and a tea dance.

Presented in association with Dublin Gallery Weekend.

Friday 11 September

Preview Lecture: What We Call Love by Christine Macel
5.30 – 6.30pm, Johnston Suite
Christine Macel (Chief Curator at Centre Pompidou) introduces key themes and artworks that comprise the major exhibition What We Call Love at IMMA. Macel will explore how love is represented in art since the beginning of the 20th century, and is indicative of an evolution of the very concept of love over a period of 100 years, taking you on a journey from Surrealism to now. This talk is followed by the exhibition preview and opening party.

Exhibition Opening Party
6.30 – 9.30pm, IMMA galleries, courtyard and foyer
A celebratory evening of art, music and food to formally open What We Call Love at IMMA, featuring complimentary exhibition access, DJ sets and complimentary drinks courtesy of Guinness. Food available to purchase on the evening. More info

Tarot Maven
Tarot readings by Danielle Vierling
Friday 11 September, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, East Wing
Taking inspiration from Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst’s video work She Gone Rogue (2012) on display in the South Ground, Danielle Vierling’s Tarot Maven recreates the tarot card session by the legendary drag icon Flawless Sabrina. Sessions are free of charge and open to the public. Each session is 10 minutes per person. Visitors can bring one question on Love to the Tarot Maven. Additional dates in September: Thursday 17 September, 11.30am – 2pm and Thursday 24 September, 11.30am – 2pm.

Dublin Gallery Weekend Late Party
10.00pm til late, Odessa Club, Dame Court, Dublin 2
No booking necessary.

Saturday 12 September

Guided Tour, 30 minutes
2.30pm, drop in
An informal series of guided tours provides an introduction to the exhibition themes focusing on a select number of artworks that are among the highlights of this exhibition. Tours are led by IMMA Staff and include the following themes:
– Surrealism and Love
– Love and the Revolution: Conceptual and Performance Art from 1960s
– Love and Identity: Documentary and Installation Works from 1980s to Now
Tours run every Wed, 1.15pm; Sat and Sun, 2.30pm

Sunday 13 September

Lecture: The Neurobiology of Love by Semir Zeki
2.00 – 3.00pm, Johnston Suite
Semir Zeki (Professor of Neuroesthetics, University College London) explores the neurochemistry of love and beauty through his series of pioneering brain-mapping experiments involving brain scans of volunteers as they looked at their loved ones, and shares some fascinating observations.

Family Workshop
Sunday 13 September, 2 – 3pm
Love to have some creative family time together? Join in this hands-on free workshop. Drop-in to Reception at 2pm.

Guided Tour, 30 minutes
2.30pm, drop in
An informal series of guided tours provides an introduction to the exhibition themes focusing on a select number of artworks that are among the highlights of this exhibition. Tours are led by IMMA Staff and include the following themes:
– Surrealism and Love
– Love and the Revolution: Conceptual and Performance Art from 1960s
– Love and Identity: Documentary and Installation Works from 1980s to Now
Tours run every Wed, 1.15pm; Sat and Sun, 2.30pm

Tea Dance
3.30 – 5.30pm, Great Hall, IMMA
Join us for an afternoon tea dance for the whole family with a live show band, dancers and much more. No booking required.