Irish Museum of Modern Art

IMMA’s exhibition programme, presenting up to 20 separate exhibitions each year, frequently juxtaposes the work of well-established figures with that of younger generation artists to create a debate about the nature and function of art. Exhibitions by leading international artists, many being shown for the first time in Ireland, are staged on a regular basis. This has included such internationally-acclaimed artists as Lucian Freud, Howard Hodgkin, Georgia O’Keeffe and Miquel Barceló together with rapidly rising names like Thomas Demand, Nalini Malani and Janaina Tschapé. Irish artists are also strongly represented, exhibitions at IMMA by Irish artists include James Coleman, Dorothy Cross, Anne Madden, and Tony O’Malley.

The exhibition programme also includes the showing of the IMMA Collection. Four to five exhibitions drawn from the Collection are shown at the Museum each year. The Museum’s Collection, which comprises more than 4,300 works, has been developed since 1990 through purchase, donations and long-term loans. The permanent collection reflects some of the most exciting trends in Irish and international art and includes work by artists as diverse as Francesco Clemente, Michael Craig-Martin, Paula Rego, Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Joseph Kosuth, Sean Scully, Gilbert and George and Willie Doherty.

The wonderfully received The Moderns: The Arts in Ireland from the 1900s to the 1970s continues until the 13th of February 2011 with sections staying open until the 3rd of April. Exhibition highlights in 2011 include IMMA’s 20th Anniversary exhibition celebrations in May, the much anticipated Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition Masterpieces of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection from April to June and photographs from The David Kronn Collection. Other exhibitions in 2011 include artists Romuald Hazoumé, Philip Taaffe, Barrie Cooke, Thai artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Gerard Byrne and a major exhibition from Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander.

Contact Information


  • Cafe
    Itsa@IMMA Café
  • Access
    IMMA is required to limit access for wheelchair users and other lift-dependent visitors to the ground floor and basement of the building
    until completion of the renovation works scheduled to commence in November 2011. This means that lift-dependent visitors will not be able
    to visit The Moderns exhibition in the First Floor Galleries. The works in the exhibition which are located in the West Ground Floor Galleries
    are fully accessible. A virtual tour of the exhibition is in preparation and will be made available as soon as possible. The New Galleries are fully
    accessible to life-dependant visitors. The Museum greatly regrets this inconvenience to visitors. However, these restrictions are necessary to
    enable IMMA to comply with its statutory obligations under the Fire Services Act (1981) – the Act and related information can be found on
    the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government website on
  • Shop
    IMMA Bookshop and Limited Editions
  • Tours
    Free guided tours on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday 2.30pm. To pre-book tours, available Tuesday – Friday at 10.00am, 11.45am, 2.30pm and 4.00pm, please telephone +353-1-612 9967 or email:

Opening Hours

Open Closed 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Close Closed 05:30 PM 05:30 PM 05:30 PM 05:30 PM 05:30 PM 05:30 PM
Closed Good Friday, 24 - 27 December, 3rd January Closed.
Open December 28th - January 2nd 12 - 5.30.
Bank Holidays: 12 - 5:30.

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