Set in a beautiful 17th-century former hospital building, this small but handsome museum has a strong collection of modern art dating from the 1940s to the present day. Highlights include a striking series of mid-1970s photographs by Serbian conceptual artist Marina Abramovic; etchings and lithographs by Alice Maher, Louis le Brocquy, and Marcel Duchamp; and the Madden Arnholz Collection, made up of around 2,000 old master prints, including works by Rembrandt. The beautifully restored grounds are also used as an exhibition space, with a number of changing pieces displayed among the formal lawns and clipped box hedges.
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Royal Hospital, Military Rd., Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Our Rating Hours Tues–Fri 11:30am–5:30pm, Sat 10am–5:30pm; Sun and public holidays noon–5:30pm. Last admission 45 min. before closing. TransportationPhone 01/612-9900 Prices Free admission Web site Irish Museum of Modern Art
Luas: Heuston. Bus: 13, 40, 79, 79A, 123, 145.
MapRoyal Hospital, Military Rd., Kilmainham, Dublin 8 Dublin
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