The Irish Museum of Modern Art is Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art. Located in the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, an amazing 17th-century building near Heuston Station to the west of Dublin's city center, the Irish Museum of Modern Art houses an impressive collection of gallery acquired pieces. The curators concentrate on acquiring contemporary pieces from living artists, bought at galleries and studios, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art also has a large collection of artwork dating no later than 1940 that was donated to the museum by various patrons.
The exquisite array of exhibits housed in the Irish Museum of Modern Art are visually stunning, not only due to their individual artistry but also because of their pleasing arrangement. The Royal Hospital contains many long corridors that make for a striking display and also has a pleasant courtyard that provides a beautiful backdrop for much of the art that can be seen at the museum. Income for the museum is generated by the weddings and conferences held in the sumptuous dining room, and the profits of the museum's charming café and bookshop. Admission to the Irish Museum of Modern Art is free.
Address:Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 612 9900