Happy Mothers Day. As part of the 'IMMA Collection: Freud Project we have some very special intimate portraits by Lucian Freud of his mother Lucie. In this image on the left you can see 'The Painter’s Mother Resting I' (1976) and on the right 'The Painter’s Mother Reading' (1975). Freud had a very close relationship with his mother and these beautifully intimate and honest portraits are an...
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Showcasing the people of Ireland and the unique landscape, the video 'This is IRELAND' expresses the wealth of culture, creativity and heritage that makes Ireland such a unique place to live, visit, study and invest.

Ireland.ie aims to capture the Irish spirit and the rich diversity of Irish culture, at home and abroad, and Ireland.ie is the new online portal to the country and all of its...
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Capturing the Irish spirit and the rich diversity of our culture, at home and abroad, Ireland.ie is the new online portal to our country. Showcasing the peop...

Our 'IMMA Collection: Freud Project' advertisement is headed for the big screen! Over the next three weeks, our short TV spot will play during the pre-film ad roll for screenings at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) or Light House Cinema. If you're headed to the cinema soon, be sure to let us know if you spot it!

The lifelike nature of Lucian Freud's portraits - currently on display as part of...
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ROSC was the first major series of exhibitions of international art in Ireland. They took place in a range of venues approximately every four years between 1967 and 1988. In 2017, to mark the 50th anniversary of the first ROSC, IMMA and NIVAL National Irish Visual Arts Library are undertaking a collaborative research project to revisit the Irish art historical account of ROSC. ROSC 50 will...
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Just opened in BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Art a major exhibition of the work of Canadian artist Rodney Graham called 'That's Not Me' which runs until 11 June.

'Rodney Graham is a Canadian artist whose genre defying avant-garde experimentalism has confounded and thrilled audiences in museums and galleries all over the world. This major exhibition combines works in film and video with an...
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Rodney Graham: That's Not Me :: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Creative Ireland is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 – a five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy.

One of the first visible initiatives made in the Creative Ireland Programme was the design and launch of Ireland.ie - the leading platform created 'to present Ireland, first and foremost as a great place to live. Our unique...
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A Queen, a Horse and a Pogue

IMMA was delighted to be part of the conversation yesterday about gender equality in the arts as part of a meeting convened by Minister Humphreys. IMMA is proud of our strong and embedded tradition of championing and presenting significant exhibitions by female artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Alice Maher, Dorothy Cross, Grace Weir, Isabel Nolan, Emily Jacir and Etel Adnan among many others....
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There are still some tickets available for the seminar taking place tomorrow called 'Exhibition Histories' which explores past exhibitions of contemporary art that have changed the way art is seen, made and understood.

A performance 'ROSC: Fiction of the Contemporary' will be performed by IADT ARC research students and is followed by refreshments, to conclude proceedings.

The seminar is...
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IMMA Talks: Exhibition Histories

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Are you interested in participating in an IMMA Residency? Or do you know someone who could benefit from the IMMA Residency Programme?

IMMA is seeking proposals from cultural practitioners and artists of all mediums to work in response to the IMMA Collection: Freud Project. The Open Call is open now and ends on 5 April 2017. Learn more and apply on .

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OPEN CALL | IMMA Residency: Freud Project

If you’ve ever wanted to experience something more creatively hands-on in relation to IMMA’s exciting programme of changing exhibitions, there are several programmes that use exploratory art-making to give you a richer understanding of the artworks and exhibitions on show in the galleries. Developed and run by IMMA’s Engagement and Learning department (previously called ‘Education and...
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Studio 10 Adult Programme at IMMA

St. Patrick's Day weekend is still rolling on and IMMA is open all weekend. Join us from 10:00am until 5:30pm on Saturday and from 12:00pm until 5:30pm on Sunday.

Image: Stephen McKenna, 'The Irish Coast', 1981. Oil on canvas, 99 x 124 cm. Donation, Vincent & Noeleen Ferguson | 1996. IMMA.769

In 'The Irish Coast' Stephen McKenna combines classical and academic approaches to painting with the...
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Remember, IMMA is open today (and most bank holidays) from 12:00pm until 5:30pm. Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with Irish and International art and a visit to the quiet and beautiful grounds of IMMA.

We wish you a very happy, safe and beautiful Saint Patrick's Day.

Image: Patrick Scott, 'Arcady 4', 1972, 1974. Silkscreen on Irish linen, 61.1 x 61.2 cm, Edition 8/25, Gordon Lambert Trust |...
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This morning, the Royal Hospital Kilmainham is hosting an event for Hanley Automation and we are delighted to have this unexpected guest in our courtyard.

DeLorean DMC-12, commonly referred to simply as 'The DeLorean', holds an exceptional place in Irish and Northern Irish culture and has been the subject of a number of works and exhibitions held at IMMA over the years. In 2014, Irish-born...
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IMMA Collection: Freud Project is a landmark exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art around one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century, Lucian Freud (1922-2011). The current exhibition features a selection of 30 of the artist’s finest paintings and 20 works on paper. To celebrate this extraordinary exhibition we asked Dublin-based advertising agency Irish International BBDO…...
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Behind the Blink – Go behind the scenes with the IMMA Collection: Freud Project Advertising Campaign

To celebrate the release of the IMMA Membership Calendar, we'd like to invite a limited number of public guests to join IMMA's Head of Exhibitions Rachael Thomas for a private walkthrough of Jac Leirner, 'Institutional Ghost' tomorrow night, Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 7pm. Only six places will be made available to non-members. To reserve, email stephen.taylor@imma.ie.

Events such as this are...
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This Wednesday 15 March our Curator's Lunchtime Talk explores the work of Brazilian artist Jac Leirner. Join IMMA curator Karen Sweeney for an insightful walk-through of Leirner's exhibition 'Institutional Ghost'. This tour is free, just drop-in at 1.15pm, meeting point main reception.

For her first solo exhibition in Ireland Leirner responds to the particular architecture of the courtyard...
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‘The Sharp Building Commission’ seeks to include a permanent or temporary sculptural artwork within the glazed, double height corner of the building as part of the reception area to this new office building. This commission will create an original and innovative sculptural installation in response to environment, architecture and historic and cultural references associated with the new...
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The Sharp Building Commission – Open Call « Business to Arts

Listen back to a discussion with artist Duncan Campbell and IMMA Director Sarah Glennie which took place after the screening of his new film work 'The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy' at the Irish Film Institute (IFI)

Campbell discusses the making of his first film work made in Ireland, his introduction to the Irish Film Archive and the anthropological studies that influenced the work.

This new...
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IFI - IMMA: A Conversation With Duncan Campbell & Sarah Glennie, The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy

Today join us for Explorer, our Sunday Family Workshop, where families are invited to get creative together, explore artworks and enjoy a hands-on workshop in the galleries. Check out this great creation from last week's Explorer by Gwen Murray, age 7.

Just drop in between 2pm to 4pm, for a fun, free afternoon.

For more info visit [ Imma.ie Link ]

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IMMA Artist Residency | 'IMMA Collection: Freud Project 2016-2021'

IMMA is seeking proposals from cultural practitioners to work in response to the 'IMMA Collection: Freud Project, 2016 – 2021'.

This new residency will support process based research, IMMA now invites interested candidates to propose contexts and research in their own practice which would explore,...
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OPEN CALL | IMMA Residency: Freud Project