This small art gallery, housed in the glorious classical Charlemont House, punches well above its weight. The strong collection of Impressionist works includes Degas’s Sur la Plage, Manet’s La Musique aux Tuileries, and Daumier’s In the Omnibus (stolen from the gallery in 1992 but recovered in 2014). There are also sculptures by Rodin; a stunning collection of Arts and Crafts stained glass by Dublin-born artist Harry Clarke (don’t miss his masterpiece, The Eve of St. Agnes); and numerous works by modern Irish artists. One room holds the maddeningly cluttered studio of the Irish painter Francis Bacon, moved here from London and reconstructed behind glass. They moved everything—right down to the dust. This is an excellent, compact art museum, and a great place to spend an afternoon.
Hugh Lane Gallery
Parnell Sq. North, Dublin 1
Our Rating Hours Tues–Thurs 9:45am–6pm, Fri 9:45am–5pm, Sun 11am–5pm. Closed Mon. Transportation Bus: 1, 2, 8, 10A, 14, 14A, 16, 16A, 19, 19A, 33X, 39X, 40, 41X, 46A, 46B, 46X, 48A, 58C, 58X, 70B, 70X, 116, 145 Phone 01/222-5550 Prices Free admission Web site Hugh Lane Gallery
MapParnell Sq. North, Dublin 1 Dublin
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