Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin

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Witness the work of contemporary Irish artists and behold Francis Bacon's studio at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Originally the townhouse of the First Earl of Charlemont, this grand building boasts an impressive array of modern artwork with a particularly strong collection of local works and French pieces. The site is perhaps best known for hosting Francis Bacon's studio. In 1998, six years after the painter's death, the studio and its entire contents were moved from London to the Irish gallery. Today you can observe the clutter, chaos, and genius of the room. Each piece has been painstakingly archived, including paint pots, books, slashed canvases, furniture, photographs, and more. Plan to visit Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane during your Dublin vacation using our convenient Dublin itinerary maker.
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  • An imposing historical building and modern extension house an interesting collection of modern and other art. At the time of our visit there was an exhibition of the contemporary artist, Anne Madden, ...  more »
  • The Dublin City Gallery (aka Hugh Lane Gallery) houses several rooms of art ranging from classical to contemporary, as well as Francis Bacon's preserved English studio alongside interview footage abou...  more »
  • We wound up the afternoon at the Dublin City Gallery, known as the Hugh Lane in honor of one of its major donor and housed in a handsome columned Georgian building with its rotunda devoted to a sculpt...  more »
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  • Great experience for classic art lovers, and non. Amazing paintings and sculptures, an easy walk through to kill time. Talk to the security guys if you get a chance. Some of them are very amusing one in particular, can't remember his name, but a proper Irishman very hilarious!
  • Free historical museum, with a great collection that is shared with a gallery in London. Special exhibits are often on too. Very relaxing calm experience. Not too busy or packed with people as it seems to be off people's radar. A lot of Irish portraiture. Shop sells nice products, including famous Irish literary classics and other things of Irish interest.
  • Wonderful concert on Sunday at noon. Lovely to see Veronica Dunne getting such a warm applause.
  • Great place to stand and take in the exhibits in peace and at your leisure. Some wonderful Irish art on display
  • Initially looked like there wasn't much there but once you come out of the Francis Bacon section it's like a whole nother gallery opens up! Really good, interesting older and contemporary art, lovely to see some original manet, monet and others...

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