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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  • Frequent visitor. Permanent exhibition of Francis Bacon's studio is just brilliant. Some great exhibitions include two of my all times favourites: Sir John Lavery: Passion and Politics and the recent ...  more »
  • Once you have found it, well worth the effort. Fabulous mix of art as well as the studio mock up and good shop too. 
  • Loved the old and the new building meeting and there was some amazing works of art. Some of the modern stuff wasn't to our taste but that's art for you. 
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  • This is a must see in Dublin. Great art of all kinds. I went yesterday and got overwhelmed. And is FREE!!!
  • We visited to see Francis Bacon's studio but there was so much more to see. It is one of many excellent free galleries in Dublin that are well worth a visit As well as the gallery itself there are other things to see on the walk up to it such as the Garden of Remembrance. A tranquil place to sit and contemplate.
  • 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 .
  • 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.
  • This is great, loads of neat exhibitions, one of more notable one being studio of Francis Bacon. Great atmosphere too!