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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  • Smaller art museum, but has numerous important pieces including Renoir's "The Umbrellas". Large collection of Francis Bacon paintings are complemented by his studio, actually transported piece by piec...  read more »
  • On our last day in the City, we spent the morning at The Hugh Lane. Unfortunately the temporary galleries were mainly in the process of change, however the permanent collection contains some fascinati...  read more »
  • This intimate gallery was established in 1908 as the Municipal Gallery in the Charlemont House (built in 1763). Permanent collection to 19th and 20th century artists' works of Claude Monet, Edouard Ma...  read more »
  • Nice building with mostly impressionists painters some of which are famous. What was maybe a bit weird is that Francis Bacon's studio was relocated here. It was an absolute mess. Strange that such a great painter worked under such circumstances.
  • One of my favourite galleries . It's a beautiful building with a great cross section of art . Toilets are clean and a lovely restaurant . The staff are very friendly and best of all its free. You could easily spend 3 hours browsing in this wonderful place .
  • Free admission and lots of rooms, from classical to modern art. Not far from the city center, it totally worth having a look ! :)
  • A great gallery with wonderful exhibits and admission to the gallery is free. The relocation of Francis Bacon's studio from London after his death using archaeological practices to catalogue the precise location of the thousands of items is an interesting aspect of the Hugh Lane Gallery and an unusual sight. The varied artworks include many by Irish artists, not so well known and some by well-known French impressionist painters such as Renoir, Manet and Pissarro. Don't forget, like many galleries and museums the Hugh Lane is closed on Mondays.
  • Empty bare walls in half of Claremont House and its not only Barbara Dawsons fault as its been like this since it was opened after renovations. Get the artwork out of storage and fill those walls.
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