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Irish Museum Of Modern Art Tips (9)

.....but is it art Eddie?...

The museum was rather interesting, and is housed in the former Royal Hospital Kilmainham. It was the sister institution of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

There are various exhibition spaces as well as workshops and even what appeared to be some residential space for artists.

I have to say that some of the work on display was interesting, however there were other prices that failed to impress me. That is a reasonable statement as art is highly subjective and is very influenced by many of our own personal traits.

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gordonilla
May 26, 2015

IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

This museum is located in a courtyard building which was once a military hospital. I have to admit I wasn't overly impressed with the collection here. Although I liked much of what we did see, it just seemed a small collection considering the size of the place. Possibly it could have been bad timing and there just weren't many exhibits on at the time. Well, and we got a bit of a soaking on the way to this place so I wasn't in the best humour when we arrived here! It is a nice gallery space though and an impressive building.

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hevbell
Jun 30, 2011

IMMA

The museum is housed in the 17th century Royal Hospital building, whose grounds include a formal garden, meadow and medieval burial grounds. The Museum presents a wide variety of art in a dynamic programme of exhibitions, which regularly includes bodies of work from its own collection and its award-winning education and community department. It also creates more widespread access to art and artists through it studio and national programmes.

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lina112
Mar 26, 2009

IMMA, no MOMA

Despite an attempt to sound more than it really is the Irish Museum of Modern Art is a a rather dull affair. I was half-tempted to put it in the 'Tourist trap' section on the basis that although it is free, it is not worth the shoe leather in getting there.

Based in what was a former retirement hospital, it is situated in Kilmainham, up past Heuston station and very near the prison Museum of Kilmainham.

The building itself is quite interesting, as it is modelled on the 'invalidies' in Paris, it also contains some fine grounds and a well-appointed courtyard. The modern art that is littered within, you can quite happily skip. All i saw of interest was a totally blacked room with some weird clanging in the background and a slide-show of hospital eqipment. i might not know much about art - but I know that was a load of old cobblers.

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Sep 15, 2006
 
 
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THE IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART.

The Royal Hospital at Kilmainham was once a haven for retired solders,set in a beautifu 17th century building,the architect Sir William Robinson laid the structure around an open quadrangle with a covered arcade around three sides so the residents could go outside even in bad weather.Today it has been transformed into the national center for culture and the arts.

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cazz38
Aug 21, 2005

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The Irish Museum of Modern Art is one crazy place. First off, it feels kind of haunted. Like, I thought that even before I found out it used to be Royal Hospital Kilmainham - - a home for retired soldiers. I think it was built in the mid to late 1600's, but I could be totally wrong. Anyway, it's this big, grand building with a very large courtyard in the centre. In the courtyard are these large, ghost-like figures. We went to the museum in the middle of a storm (fancy that, rain in Ireland), and the dark sky made all these creepy shadows on the courtyard. It totally, totally freaked me out, but in a good way. Well, until I couldn't sleep that night because the courtyard monsters were under my bed.
That said, I would deal with the ghosties and go again. The museum is well-designed and showcases the art well. The show that I saw was curated really, really well, and there's an impressive permanent collection with includes some gigantic outdoor sculpture.

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sarahjayn
Mar 28, 2005

Irish Museum of Modern Art

Well, don't come here on a Monday like I did. It's not open. Instead try coming Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5.30pm or Sunday & Bank Holidays, 12noon-5.30pm. Best of all it's free. Check the website for details.

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acemj
Jun 07, 2003

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irish museum of modern art at the royal hospital kilmanham
this museum is amazing not just for the exhibits but for the location. the royal hospital used to be a rest home for injured or recovering british soldiers and it is just stunning - very dangerous liasons feel. there are two lovely coffee shops, it's free into most exhibitions in the gallery and it's nice walk out there.

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Irish Museum of Modern Art

Irish Museum of Modern Art
In 1991, the restored site of the Royal Hospital was officially opened as the Irish Museum of Modern Art. This splendid 17th century building is now the venue for some superb exhibitions, both permanent and showcase. The museum also conducts a number of educational and community-oriented projects, in addition to hosting some exclusive classical concerts. Free guided tours of the museum are available and these include visits to the chapel, banqueting hall and the beautifully restored baroque garden. Tours take place at 2.30pm on Wednesday and Friday; and at 11.30am on Sunday.

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