The National Gallery of Ireland

Home to some of the most beautiful period frames in Ireland, and located in the centre of Dublin, The National Gallery of Ireland opened its doors to the public in 1864.   The Gallery currently has an extensive collection of Irish paintings, but is also known for its Dutch master paintings and its Italian Baroque.

In 2002 the gallery extended and opened the Millennium Wing. It was designed by British architects Benson & Forsyth and has given the gallery a more modern look whilst creating more space.

All the art work displayed here is presented to the highest quality using period frames that not only bring the art work to life but are in keeping with its style and decade, there really is some beautiful pieces of art and framework on display.  Some highlights displayed at this gallery are as follows:

  • Portrait of Prince Alessandro Farnese
  • The Elf Hill
  • The Meeting On The Turret Stairs
  • A Ship Against The Mewstone
  • Pierrot
  • The Taking Of Christ
  • Still Life With A Mandolin
  • The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife
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The Irish Museum of Modern Art

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) was opened in 1991 and is located in Kilmainham in Dublin.   The museum runs a changing programme exhibition so that it is able to present a wide variety of art.

The Irish Museum of Modern Art holds a collection currently of over 3500 contemporary and modern art pieces.  Each piece is framed uniquely to fit the style and interpretation of the painting with yet more of the country’s finest period frames on show.

Some of the pieces you will find on display are:

  • Abstract
  • Inis t’Oirr/Aran Dance
  • Quadripartie Mountain Sequence Red
  • Untitled by Louise Bourgeois
  • The Painters Mother Resting
  • Dust Defying Gravity
  • Remains
  • Portrat 2001

The Hugh Lane Gallery

Originally the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, the Hugh Lane Gallery is an art gallery operated by Dublin City Council. It is located in Charlemont House built in 1763 Dublin Ireland.

The gallery was founded by Sir Hugh Lane and is the first known gallery of modern art in the world. The gallery hosts many exhibitions, these are mainly focussing on Irish painters and artist but there is also a permanent collection kept at the gallery.

Many of the paintings are displayed without frames but there are also some beautiful frames housing some of the paintings exhibited here.

You will expect to see some of the following exhibits here:

  • The Lane Legacy – Celebrating the galleries founder and looking back at Irish Literary Renaissance
  • Stained Glass Room – A room dedicated to some of the most beautiful stained glass works including the Eve of St Agnes
  • Sean Scully Room – Sean Scully is a Dublin born artist who has collaborated with the gallery to exhibit and honour 8 of his paintings.
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