One of the best art galleries in Ireland, the Crawford has impressive collections of sculpture and painting. The Irish School is particularly well represented with works from John Butts (1728–65), including his fine 1755 panorama of Cork City, and Dublin-born Harry Clarke (1889–1931), one of the most celebrated illustrators of the early 20th century, who also produced some extraordinary, early Deco–influenced stained glass. There’s a strong collection of works by female Irish artists from the mid-19th century onward; check out the extraordinary abstract work of Mainie Jellett (1897–1944) and the Cubist painter Norah McGuinness (1901–80). The gallery also has a program of temporary exhibitions. The Crawford Gallery Café ★★ is a good spot for a light lunch.
Cork City› Attraction
Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place, Cork, Co. Cork
Our Rating Hours Mon–Wed and Fri–Sat 10am–5pm, Thurs 10am–8pm. 2nd floor closes 4:45pm daily. Closed Sun and public holidays Phone 021/480-5042 Prices Free admission Web site Crawford Art Gallery
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