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“Hidden Gem”

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
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Ranked #37 of 531 things to do in Dublin
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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.
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Very impressed with the Gallery, collection of works and in particular of Irish Artists. What a lovely place to spend a few hours.

Visited September 2013
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“Underrated.”
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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Ireland
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“Haven for Irish Art”
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......”
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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Dublin, Ireland
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“Meet Hazel Lavery from Chicago, the most beautiful woman in the mid-west, at the Dublin City Gallery”
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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