Art Museums in Dublin

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Art Museums in Dublin

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  • Explorer778015
    Harrogate, UK44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating collection of ancient manuscripts but displayed in a very traditional way. We raced there after Book of Kells and came first upon the lovely garden in front. The Japanese garden at the top wasn't at its best on a wet Wednesday in April - it's quite small and not planted for that season. The 2nd floor is religions around the world. Not sure which order to go but each one is thorough introduction with rare manuscripts, explanations and details. 1st floor is more general paper related displays - ranging up to 20th century. The ground floor houses shop and Dublin's best cafe. I would have eaten there every meal if it had been possible. Huge selection, delicious food, relaxed tranquil setting in the covered courtyard or inside the cafe.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Allison H
    46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exquisite furniture and decorative arts exhibits spanning several centuries. Housed in the former Collins military barracks. One highlight: exhibit on the work of by Ireland’s Eileen Gray, a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Kevin C
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went specifically to view Harry Clarke’s The Eve of St. Agnes. Absolutely spectacular. Unlike most of Clarke’s stained glass that has to be viewed in situ and therefore from some distance, looking up at a window that may not have optimal light behind it, the Hugh Lane has the panels at eye level, backlit and set so you can literally get within a couple inches to see the amazing detail.

    I only wish that the Gallery would consider curtaining the entrance to the darkened viewing room; the glare from outside was distracting.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • James M
    Edmonton, Canada1,632 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came here on June 15/23, I wanted to see what this place was about, the artist at this time was Sarah Pierce and the name of her art exhibit was called Scene of the Myth.

    The items involved in this type of exhibit include a big set of statues of partially clothed roman men, makeshift beds, clay type pottery, chairs, fabric sheets, and other things.

    This type of art is not my favorite but every once in a while I will look to see what it is about.

    There was another building closer to the front of the large property that has pictures and such of American music artists, this area was not bad.

    This place is free and is included with the Big Bus HOHO Dublin pass but I will not be coming back to this place when I ever come back to Dublin.

    3 of 5 for an interesting place
    3 of 5 for nice décor
    4 of 5 for awesome architecture
    2.75 of 5 overall for everything
    Written 21 October 2023
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  • Hayat1965
    Frankfurt, Germany31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited The Icon Walk with our tour guide Patrick during his 4-hour called “Dublins best kept secrets”. It is a community of artists who have transformed back roads into a living art project. Lots of dedicated artists make the Icon Factory to a fun place to visit, buy pieces of art or some unique souvenirs to support this project. Take some time to have a chat with e.g. Anthony about art, Dublin and the world. You will not regret it.
    The Icon Factory is under threat because the landlord wants to use the space for a restaurant and the artists have not yet found a new space. I really do not understand why the city does not support and promote such a great place!
    Written 31 October 2022
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  • Summerasalifestyle
    Malibu, CA2,958 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good stuff. Very thought provoking. And Free. Maybe an hour at the most.
    It’s as much a gallery and museum as it is an educational center.
    Main exhibition was from Lorraine Tuck
    Written 4 October 2023
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  • JDH
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    TWO PLACES FOR MODERN ART LOVERS TO VISIT IN IRELAND, ONE IS IMMA & the other is Douglas Hyde Gallery in Trinity College Dublin
    I think the show was explained by Sara Muthi of work by Gabriel Kuri
    Written 3 January 2021
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  • PalomaDC
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Happened across this small art studio. Such good luck. I really like the creativity and determination to express! Stayed to talk about the art world in Dublin. Highly recommend
    Written 15 July 2019
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  • Alžbeta S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am a huge gallery enthusiast, so when I found this gallery I was truly stunned. There is a lovely selection of fine art. When looking at the paintings the owner of the gallery came up to me and gave me information about everything I was interested in so it was very pleasant.
    Written 14 December 2022
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  • Squareroots
    Dublin21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small little place but some nice bits & pieces on. Recently went to German movie night & later an exhibit on Love Letters. Staff were lovely. Keep an eye on this place.
    Written 17 March 2014
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