Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

4.3
#2 of 11 in Museums in Cork
Crawford Art Gallery is committed to fostering recognition, critical assessment, and acknowledgement of historical and contemporary Irish and International art, through its exciting and diverse temporary exhibitions, permanent collection, with a dynamic education and outreach programme for all ages. Recently designated a National Cultural Institution, with its popular Ballymaloe café and gallery bookshop, the Crawford has a unique ambience that attracts over 200,000 visitors each year.
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  • As a local I must say this art gallery is a venue I return to again and again. Not only is the space vast and varied but the location is ideal for anyone who is just taking a walk around the city. One...  more »
  • Love to walk around here for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are alway interesting exhibits. Often there is an audiovisual exhibit upstairs. The cafe downstairs is a lovely place...  more »
  • This is a very nice art gallery, admission is free and there are some very beautiful paintings. But after a while it gets a bit boring, most of the paintings are just the same thing over and over agai...  more »
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  • The collection is eclectic and not particularly well curated. While I found a few pieces there that I enjoyed personally, there are also plenty of pieces that are mislabeled or simply don't seem to be museum-quality art. The central gallery space one floor above the entrance is quite nice. And I can't complain about the price because admission is free.
  • A must see in Cork city, for tourists and anyone living here. Located in the city centre it's ideal for a short visit over a lunch break or to spend a day inside. It offers a great look at the history of the gallery itself, its members and its city. With new exhibits always showing and a stand out cafe downstairs it's always on my list for a return visit.
  • Loved this place.....Some very fine pieces of art. Especially liked the detailed drawings of James Barry RA and Sean Heeney's work.
  • Great static exhibits, plus changing exhibits you can spend hours in there without realising. Friendly & helpful staff
  • The CRAWFORD ART GALLERY is Actually a Major Museum that dates back to the 1700s. Classic Sculpture, Paintings, Prints and now, Contemporary works such as Paintings by The 1970s Artist Edward MAGUIRE's "Portrait of Anthony Cronin" dated 1977, which is a BUREAU of ARTS and CULTURE favorite.The Museum originally benefitted from Cork's Port Economy early on and now houses some 2500 valuable and interesting works of Art, many that directly represent The Great IRISH Heritage and Culture that we respect at this Publication. Look for more on this Institute in the next Edition as well as Interviews with Irish Artists in our magazine which is FREE and translatable to ANYONE in The WORLD. - Joshua A. TRILIEGI / American Writer [ Proudly Raised by an Irishman] Gallery: http://www.crawfordartgallery.ie Magazine: http://BureauArtsandCulture.wixsite.com/Magazine Editor : http://BureauArtsMagazine.Wixsite.Com/JoshuaTriliegiWriter

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A destination in and of itself, Cork City has a dense center with plenty of hotels and hostels. Head north of the city center for affordable options like mid-range hotels and guesthouses. From here, you can walk or bike to all of the sights in the heart of the city. If everything is booked, or if you've simply come to explore the city's surrounding nature, check out the campgrounds about ten minutes from the center of town by car. There are also a number of charming bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and other pensions in the outskirts, which can be a good option if you're using the city as a base for exploring the sights of Cork County.
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