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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
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Owner description: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is the oldest Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art. Visit the Gallery to see our great collections of paintings, sculpture, drawings and Francis Bacon's studio. Opening Hours Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am- 6.00pm Friday & Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm Sunday 11.00am-5.00pm Closed Mondays ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY AND EXHIBITIONS IS FREE See gallery website for current exhibitions and events.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

There is a lovely laid back atmosphere here. The small stained glass room, Les Parapluies (with the 'reworked' woman on the left showing the fairly dramatic change in Renoir's later style), and the Melvyn Bragg interview with the late Francis Bacon are well worth a look/listen.

Visited August 2013
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“Haven for Irish Art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

This historic gallery really needs to be visited if you are A) interested in art, and B) interested in Irish art and what the exhibits there reveal about how Irish artists have worked, both historically and in the contemporary world. It includes a rich collection which varies from paintings by John Lavery, to Nathaniel Hone, Evie Hone, Nano Reid, and right on to the work of Sean Scully. Interestingly, it also has reconstructed the studio of Francis Bacon, the London-based artist, in all its glory. There is a performance area in the gallery as well, in which Sunday morning concerts are sometimes held - these are free, as the gallery itself is. Downstairs the excellent if slightly pricey cafe does a good business and is a really pleasant place to lunch or snack. Good coffee too. But more importantly, the current director Barbara Dawson has long ensured that this historically important gallery continues to respond to the time-line of Irish painting. Painting styles range from the traditional, the representative, to semi-abstract, abstract, and abstract-expressionist, as well as some conceptual art. Overall it's an excellent place.

Visited September 2012
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“Spend a day there......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is one place that you could spend an entire day just meandering around the gallery - some fantastic paintings and lots of Irish art - go there!

Visited August 2013
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“Meet Hazel Lavery from Chicago, the most beautiful woman in the mid-west, at the Dublin City Gallery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

A visit to Dublin is incomplete without a visit to Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, to see some of the Hazel Lavery Bequest (1935) - a stunning collection of paintings by her husband, John Lavery from Belfast. Hazel Lavery from Chicago (1880-1935) was the pivotal person in the achievement of Irish independence from the British Empire in 1921.

Visited July 2013
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“The Hugh Lane, Dublin”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

A small perfect little collection of modern art. We were headed to the IMMA when we read the website that most of it was packed up and out of action so decided to visit Hugh Lane instead. So glad we did. Delightful little collection with a pleasing Renior, Pissaro or two, Monet, many Bacons, a litte group of Sean Scully works, Yeats, et al. A very detailed website is available which is great as no photography is allowed but i usually take a snap only to remind me of a detail of a work or a feelign ti gave so happy i can visit them again online.
Best part is the Bacon studio, so amazing his work came out of such a disorganised and frankly dirty atelier. It is small but perfectly preserved fragment of an artisits life.
Free but donation appreciated. Another hidden gem in Dublin.

Visited July 2013
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