Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is the oldest gallery of modern and contemporary art. Visit the gallery to see our great collections of paintings, sculpture, drawings and Francis Bacon's studio. Opening Hours Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am- 6.00pm Friday & Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm Sunday 11.00am-5.00pm Closed Mondays. ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY AND EXHIBITIONS IS FREE. See gallery website for current exhibitions and events.
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  • Jervis • 10 min walk
  • Abbey St • 10 min walk
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Leonor Guevara
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
nice art!
Aug 2020
It's a great place... if you like art and paintings. You can enjoy walking through the rooms and discover different types of paintings and authors. The gallery is free so you should take advantage and see what you can discover while you are there. The visit will be worth it.
Written 9 October 2020
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dublindweller2015
Dublin, Ireland63 contributions
Always a pleasure to visit!
Aug 2020 • Solo
Always a pleasure! Went here last week...my first gallery trip since March. It was great to see the Hugh Lane exhibition and especially 'Azaeleas'! The Harry Clarke glass and Bacon studio always delight. I went with a new perspective after participating in a 3 morning online series of fascinating lectures by the Gallery last week. Brilliant!
Written 6 September 2020
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len_green50
Somerton, UK373 contributions
A gem (if you can find it) much better than IMMA
Jan 2020
Quite a charming gallery, if you can find it - the signage directing you to this gallery is virtually non existent and the gallery itself has NO signage outside to make it clear you are at The Hugh Lane!!! However, I did eventually find it - next to the Writers Gallery which is next the the Abbey! The collection, even in mid January, was well worth a visit and the Francis Bacon studio is a must to see and experience just as is the Sean Scully gallery - a VERY generous gift of several paintings from Sean Scully. The rest of the collection was rather lack lustre but to be fair to them they said they were just about to re hang several of the galleries.
Written 22 January 2020
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CiaraSlevin
Northern Ireland, UK2,641 contributions
Francis Bacon Studio
Dec 2019 • Friends
I've been wanting to see Francis Bacon's Studio for years and during a recent trip to Dublin eventually got a chance to. Bacon, one of the most prominent figurative artists in the world, was born in Ireland to British parents. On his death in 1992 Bacon's sole heir bequeathed his London based studio to Hugh Lane and it was subsequently moved piece by piece to Dublin. It's a bit of an art lovers pilgrimage to visit this studio and observe this messy wonder. Bacon was a phenomenal, shocking and experimental figurative painter and his studio a remarkable chaos. Great to see Bacon's paintings also and a filmed interview recorded before his death which provided insight into the artists methods and thought process. Superb exhibition and a superb gallery which displays a rich array of both traditional and contemporary art.
Written 5 January 2020
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Eleryan
Dublin, Ireland13 contributions
Gallery tour
Dec 2019 • Business
This museum is beautiful with such an interesting collection of impressionist art, including Irish art. The Francis Bacon studio is fascinating. The Harry Clarke room is stunning. They've a great shop where I got great presents for Christmas and for kids too. There is a a very cool cafe downstairs. I'd highly recommend this trip, it's the perfect size for a Gallery, not too big.
Written 4 December 2019
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twowardspain
Barbarroja, Spain146 contributions
Remember, it's all a matter of taste.
Sep 2019
It's absolutely simple...unless you're sheltering from the rain and want to spend an hour in a free museum, you just don't visit this beautiful building unless you have an actual interest in modern art, Francis Bacon or the incredibly talented work of Harry Clarke.
For us, it was a memorable experience.
Written 24 September 2019
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain459 contributions
Many rooms closed
Sep 2019
In one way this is a good visit. You can see the total recreated chaos of Francis Bacon´s studio and watch an informative interview with the artist - and this is well worth the visit (especially as the gallery is free to enter). There are a few canvasses by Bacon, a small room of attractive stained glass and a further room of modern art downstairs. Upstairs three or four galleries - best of which is room of impressionist paintings, but the rest of the rooms were closed.
Written 18 September 2019
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Niamhnic
Mallow, Ireland9 contributions
Went to see Francis Bacon's Studio
Sep 2019
Excellent setup, amazing work keeping it authentic - good views into the studio from a door and 2 windows. Brilliant video room where you can see him in his studio and then compare with the installation. Amazing.

Bad timing for seeing much of anything else though as the gallery is undergoing renovations.
Written 17 September 2019
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1sonnybo
Owens Cross Roads, AL304 contributions
It is worth what you pay
Sep 2019 • Couples
This was a big disappointment. There was not much to and what was there was not inspiring. It was well displayed just not much. It took 15min to see the intire museum.
Written 15 September 2019
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StarrNY
New York City, NY20 contributions
Under renovation but still lovely
Aug 2019
Only a small part is open. The Francis Bacon studio and exhibit is not to be missed - incredible recreation of his studio, complete with all the chaos. I really like the temporary exhibit “Our Plundered Planet” by Mark Dion. Very unique and thought provoking.
Written 3 September 2019
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