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Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

Royal Hospital | Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
353-1-612-9900
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Ranked #154 of 281 Attractions in Dublin
Type: Art Museums
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visit this lovely building when visiting the gaol. I liked the permanent collection, some interesting pieces in a variety of media (toilet paper still life was a fave). There was also a very interesting photo exhibition which is on until November. Take time to walk round the beautiful 17th century gardens. Enjoy!!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I love modern art, so was pretty excited to see this museum. We enjoyed wandering through the spacious courtyard and sprawling hallway. I don't mind being called on to discover. But it wasn't possible because exhibits had virtually no curation. Temporary exhibits of interesting artists (Sheela Gowda and Isabel Nolan) were displayed with no organization or narration. Pamphlets lay around... More

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Uxbridge, Canada
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went into the museum more out of curiosity than anything. It was interesting but not something I can appreciate. It is difficult for me to understand peoples fascination with modern art when there are so many great masters to view. There is no charge to view this exhibit.

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Texas
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27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I wished we had gone to the museum of history. We spent too much time looking at rooms of cow dung, ropes hanging from the ceiling, and other type items. Our daughter loves art museums but this one was a joke.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I decided to go to the IMMA after passing it one day and thinking it looked beautiful. I spent an hour aimlessly walking around the courtyard wondering where all the art was. Nobody was inside - staff or tourists - all the doors were closed and the only people present seemed to all have congregated around the cafe. I went... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Architecture. History. Art. Food. Gardens. Lovely few hours with friends or alone. We visited on a sunny day and sat in the huge courtyard chatting, sipping coffee. The gardens are pretty too.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The staff was less than enthusiastic when we asked questions, nothing really to lead you through the museum that had you constantly back tracking. And nothing for the kids or any form of art education.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I was thrilled to find they had Renoir's 'Les Parapluies' - didn't know that! It is a fairly small collection with some quality late C19th/early C20th works. My favourite was the small but exquisite stained glass room just to the left as you go in. Sometimes a smaller gallery is more enjoyable, less overwhelming and tiring than a larger one.... More

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St. George, Utah
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

As I walked in the museum, a young boy approached a staff member and asked "exactly where is the art in here?" His question was actually very appropriate. The building and the grounds were beautiful, but we couldn't quite find the art. Beware of the smelly cow dung exhibit.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

What a great museum. We primarily went to see the Patrick Scott exhibition, as we are natives of Kilbrittain - a fabulous exhibition and insight into his life. There were lots of other exhibitions also so plenty to see! Had lunch in the cafe, fantastic food and great value for money , would definitely re visit!

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