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Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

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IMMA is Ireland's national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art and is the home of the National Collection. In addition to the Collection IMMA presents a changing programme of exhibitions from Irish and...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

IMMA is a fabulous space of modern art and tranquility. Its a very quiet space unlike other galleries and is supervised to ensure this. There are always interesting exhibitions going on. And there are lovely formal gardens if you want some fresh air. A lovely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bernadette C
Patrice M, Public Relations Manager at Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Bernadette C and thank you for your positive review of IMMA. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to our exhibitions, gardens and the IMMA Shop. Thank you for your positive feedback on the Cafe too. We will pass on your comments to the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Artwork is accompanied by detailed explanation. And there is an excellent gift shop. The building itself is quite pretty too.More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Patrice M, Public Relations Manager at Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello hansc3101 and thank you for your positive review of IMMA. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us, in particular your visit to the IMMA Shop and found the explanations of the artworks useful. We hope the next time you are in Dublin...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had wanted to visit IMMA especially because of the SPLENDID retrospective of Mary Swanzy’s work. Oh my gosh, that was a thrill. Each of the many paintings is mesmerising. The light! One of the best art exhibits I have seen in years.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Patrice M, Public Relations Manager at Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello ConnieatBamff and thank you for your positive review of IMMA. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us, in particular your visit to our Mary Swanzy exhibition. We hope the next time you are in Dublin you can visit us again. Patrice

Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

The IMMA located in Dublin, is located in a beautiful setting, surrounded by a lovely courtyard. The exhibits are small, but it is free, unless you want to pay for special showings. Very interesting and some provocative works by Irish artists. Worth the visit

Date of experience: December 2018
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Patrice M, Public Relations Manager at Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Hello lornacbrigden and thank you for your positive review of IMMA. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. We hope the next time you are in Dublin you can visit us again. Patrice

Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

The place is huge but the museum part is on the smaller side. They had two main artist in the free area which were very good. Worth the visit just to see Mary Swanzy’s pieces.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Patrice M, Public Relations Manager at Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Hello christina_red and thank you for your positive review of IMMA. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us, in particular your visit to our Mary Swanzy exhibition. We hope the next time you are in Dublin you can visit us again. Patrice

Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

A great gallery, spacious, beautiful and interesting. The work of Eileen grey is on show, what a talented woman she was, sadly overshadowed by the men of the time such as corbusier and mies van de rohe Mary swanzy's work was a revelation, such breadth....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Patrice M, Public Relations Manager at Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2018

Hello grifdahousedog and thank you for your positive review of IMMA. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us in particular your visit to our Mary Swanzy exhibition which has free admission, as does our Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition. Perhaps you also visited the nearby...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018

I’m a garden addict. Whenever I see a rose bush that needs deadheading I have to restrain myself. The garden here is glorious. You travel along sit down loads of seating and sit be quiet and marvel.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Patrice M, Public Relations Manager at Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Hello Rustydancer and thank you for your positive review of IMMA. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and in particular your visit to our beautiful Formal Gardens. We hope you can visit us again soon. Patrice

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Beautiful setting within Kilmainham just a short stroll or drive from the city centre. Lots of parking (paid) available. Most of the wings/exhibits are free but the visiting artists are chargeable. As with all art all the items on display are subject to personal tastes/preferences...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Patrice M, Public Relations Manager at Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hello Waterford-TRIP and thank you for your positive review of IMMA. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. At the moment we have four exhibitions on show. The IMMA Collection: Freud Project, Gaze and temporary exhibition by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian are both ticketed...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018

I admit freely that my art preference is 'traditional', but as we were local - visiting Kilmainham Gaol and with a spare 90 minutes - we strolled across the road and through the park to the IMMA/Royal Hospital building. The current works in the galleries...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Patrice M, Public Relations Manager at Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Hello Dumbunny and thank you for your positive review of IMMA. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us, in particular your visit to our exhibition by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, and availed of our free admission offer to all exhibitions on Tuesdays. We currently...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Visited with some friends and was very disappointed. Such a nice old building but the contents weren’t anything to write home about. 95% of the exhibits were fairly disturbing and there was little info by way of explanation. Cafe was average and overpriced. Shame about...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Patrice M, Public Relations Manager at Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Hello Co4hi11. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are sorry to hear the experience here wasn’t for you. We were busy installing new exhibitions by artists Mary Swanzy and Wolfgang Tillmans which were not yet open when you visited....More

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