The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) is Ireland’s leading institution for modern art and is located at the atmospheric complex of buildings known as the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. [For heritage information about this location, please see the separate entry entitled “Royal Hospital Kilmainham“.]
The Museum’s temporary exhibition programme regularly juxtaposes the work of leading, well-established figures with that of younger-generation artists to create a debate about the nature and function of art. Works shown range from painting and sculpture to installation, photography, video and performance.
Exhibitions usually last three to four months and up to four shows can be on view at any one time. IMMA originates many of its exhibitions but also works closely with a network of international galleries and museums.
This link takes you to a list of current events and exhibitions: www.imma.ie
Open Tues-Fri: 11.30 am-5.30 pm; Sat 10.00 am-5.30 pm; Sunday & Bank Holidays: 12.00 pm-5.30 pm. Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays), Good Friday, 24-26 Dec.
Tours providing a general introduction to IMMA exhibitions take place Wed 1.15 pm, Sat & Sun 2.30 pm. Each tour lasts 30 minutes. Please arrive early for tours as numbers are limited (max 20). No booking required.
Pre-booked guided tours are available for special interest groups including schools, colleges and adult education. The tour times are Tuesday to Friday at 9.30 am, 10.00 am, 10.30 am, 11.00 am and 2.30 pm. Tours are led by IMMA staff and are free of charge.
Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
Tel: 01 612 9900 or 01 612 9937.
Admission free (there is a charge for occasional special exhibitions).