• culturedatewithdub

Programme Highlight - IMMA - Irish Museum of Modern Art


Frank Bowling, Moby Dick, 1981. Acrylic on canvas 250.5 x 189 cm 98 5/8 x 74 3/8 in. Courtesy of Frank Bowling and Hales London, New York © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

IMMA is home to the National Collection of modern and contemporary art, showcasing work dating from the 1940s onwards.

IMMA have two landmark exhibitions which are free to all Culture Date with Dublin 8 attendees across the weekend.

These exhibitions are:

IMMA Collection: Freud Project, The Ethics of Scrutiny, curated by Daphne Wright and Frank Bowling, Mappa Mundi.

Enter the code CultureD8 when book your ticket to receive your free entry. BOOK HERE

There are 5 separate exhibitions at IMMA that do not require any ticket booking over the Culture Date with Dublin 8 weekend, 4 of which are exhibitions from the IMMA Collection: Coastlines, Hennessy Art Fund 2018, Brian O'Doherty - Language and Space and Lennon - Porous Plane.

During this weekend IMMA will also be hosting an exhibition as part of The 38th EVA International. This exhibition at IMMA features works by contemporary artists exploring the politics of communication. You can read more about this exhibition and the exhibiting artists here.


Image: Brian O’Doherty, Rotating Vowels v, 2014. Etching, 92 x 73.5cm. Edition of 40. Image courtesy the artist and Stoney Road Press.

Guided Exhibition Tour - IMMA Collection: Freud Project, The Ethics of Scrutiny, curated by Daphne Wright. Sat 19 May & Sun 20 May @ 12:00pm

The Ethics of Scrutiny is the second exhibition to be presented as part of the IMMA Collection: Freud Project a five-year loan of 50 works by Lucian Freud. Curated by artist Daphne Wright, this exhibition takes specific aspects of Freud’s intimate studio practice as a starting point to explore themes of vulnerability, longing and loss that permeate the painter’s work. - BOOK TICKETS

Guided Exhibition Tour – Brian O’Doherty Language and Space - Sat 19 May at 2:30pm

Exploring the work of seminal Irish artist Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland, this exhibition marks O’Doherty’s lifelong commitment to exploring line, language and location, and is a timely celebration of the ten-year anniversary of his performance The Burial of Patrick Ireland at IMMA in 2008. - BOOK TICKETS

Guided Exhibition Tour – Frank Bowling, Mappa Mundi - Sun 20 May @ 2:30pm This comprehensive retrospective of the work of seminal British artist Frank Bowling is the artist’s first major exhibition in Ireland. Mappa Mundi rightly positions Bowling as a leading figure in painting of the last 50 years. Alongside such milestones as being the first black artist elected to the Royal Academy (2005), the first black British artist to have work acquired by the Tate (Spreadout Ron Kitaj, 194-86, acquired 1987), and being appointed an Officer of the British Empire (2008), Bowling continues to produce ambitious and complex work today. - BOOK TICKETS


Pick up a free IMMA Explorer Family Activity Pack on your visit to IMMA as part of #CultureD8 on 19 and 20 May. IMMA Explorer is a family activity pack, custom-made to engage children in exploring IMMA’s galleries and gardens with their parents/guardians. Each pack includes an outdoor art trail, and an activity booklet, as well as a pack of colouring pencils and a sticker.

The outdoor art trail shows a map of the location of artworks in the grounds of IMMA. The text about each artwork has been specially written so that children can read it independently or with the help of accompanying adults. The activity booklet has games, puzzles and tasks specially focused on the building and garden of IMMA and designed to enable children to explore the galleries and respond to their experience through writing, drawing and colouring.

Just ask for your free pack at the main reception.

#IMMAExplorer #IMMAFamily


Sunday 20th May from 2pm - 4pm

Get creative together as a family and explore artworks with IMMA staff, with this hands-on workshop in the galleries. Explorer is a fun way to explore and learn about art. No ticket booking required.


Explore the IMMA gardens with a self-guided walking trail. Discover the 15 wild plants and flowers that grow in the grounds of IMMA in the PLANT TRAIL (pdf), and learn about the many trees on site in the TREE TRAIL (pdf), developed with artist Seoidín O’Sullivan. You can pick up the guide’s from IMMA’s main reception or download the guides by clicking on the links above.

We hope you have an insightful weekend exploring all that IMMA has to offer.

Don't forget to use our hashtag #CultureD8 over the weekend and share your experiences with us!

7 views0 comments