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. Make Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane part of your personalized Dublin itinerary using our Dublin trip itinerary planner.
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  • This gallery is free. It has an impressive entrance hall and central large room. The latter is used for free concerts on Sundays. There are several galleries of paintings. They are a mixed collection ...  more »
  • A beautiful Museum, which offers a nice range of Irish artists. The centerpiece of the place remained the Studio of Francis Bacon, (DIS) organized chaos rebuilt feature for feature.
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  • I was pleasantly surprised by this, as I hadn’t expected much what with it being small and off the beaten track. However, there are some nice paintings and Francis Bacon’s chaotic studio is a must see...  more »
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  • Wonderful gallery, definitely a must-see and a must-return. My latest visit was spoiled by noisy attendants, restlessly waking around or moving on their chairs — even worse, 10 minutes before closing time they starting shouting to get all visitors out, responding rudely when I pointed out that the official closing time was 6 PM: "It isn't! It's 5:50!" an unnecessarily angry man responded. Never happened to me before, whenever it happened to me to be in a gallery or museum near closing time, I have always been kindly invited to complete my round as quickly as possible, not almost kicked out 10 minutes in advance!
  • When we were there they were between expositions. But the main collection was very nice. The bacon studio was nice to see. Boy what a mess. I should not listened to my mother when she told me to clean my room. Maybe I would have become famous.
  • Wonderful public art space in Dublin. It contains Francis Bacon's at studio from South Kensington (faithfully reassembled by archeologists). A highlight. The Sunday concerts are excellent bringing new work and classics together for the enjoyment of all visitors.
  • Free admission. Lots of neat art, and they had a recreation of Francis Bacon 's studio. Cool stuff
  • The Francis Bacon studio was really well reconstructed and impressive. A small selection of other works but nicely curated. Upstairs had some modern exhibitions. Overall exceeded my expectations. Would recommend!
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