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“‘Not I’ the undisputed highlight”

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

While the main IMMA at the Royal Hospital is being renovated the city centre National Concert Hall building is being used for some exhibitions. The works are in rooms/lecture theatres of the old university school of medicine and comprise installations, paintings and audiovisuals.

In my view one of the best exhibits are the rooms themselves, preserved in their faded grandeur and many sporting the names of professors and lecturers.

The IMMA exhibition taken from its permanent collection is eclectic with some interesting works. There is a set of Marcel Duchamp colour lithographs on spinning turntables. If Sean Scully’s paintings do it for you, there is one on display. Personably most such works leave me largely underwhelmed.

The high point for me was the “Not I” installation, directed by Neil Jordan and voiced by the actress Julianne Moore. It is in a large space and comprises 6 large screens showing the same images. Very impressive.

Thank permia
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

They have fantastic grounds and gardens to stroll through and also an excellent museum and its just a fab place to take in and walk through

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Fabulous example of early Georgian architecture which was once a military hospital. Fine gardens and a nice walking route after visiting Guinness Store house en route to Kilmainham Jail.
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http://www.imma.ie/en/nav_15.htm

2  Thank InspectorDublin
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

I visited on 26th July 2012 and the entire building was covered in scaffolding and notices saying the museum was closed between November 2011 - December 2012 for major refurbishments. Only the cafe and bookshop were open - and required walking through a building site to access (though you could also walk around the gardens which admittedly were gorgeous). Very confusing to read reviews from people who visited days before me yet apparently were somehow able to view the galleries? I plan to return next year and hopefully write a proper review, but in meantime very disappointed first that the museum's website downplays just how much of the museum is closed, and the fact that Irish tour guides recommend it without mentioning that it's not open this year! I highly recommend phoning first to check what what if anything is open.

1  Thank Linda L
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

From the garden to the bookshop it's an excellent experience. The exhibitions are well prepared and various. I love the newly opened addition (the photography gallery).

Thank Petru_Goia
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