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“An Unexpected TREASURE”

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
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Owner description: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is the oldest Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art. Visit the Gallery to see our great collections of paintings, sculpture, drawings and Francis Bacon's studio. Opening Hours Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am- 6.00pm Friday & Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm Sunday 11.00am-5.00pm Closed Mondays ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY AND EXHIBITIONS IS FREE See gallery website for current exhibitions and events.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“An Unexpected TREASURE”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

So, we stopped in to the Hugh Lane Gallery as an afterthought (it was very near the Dublin Writers Museum). I was very pleasantly surprised as I walked in, and in tears as I walked out. The exhibits were arranged with great thought. It featured classic and contemporary artists. A nice bonus was the cafe and garden. All just very lovely....and FREE.

Visited June 2014
2 Thank M B
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“STILL the best thing in Dublin!”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Free entry (you can, and should, make a donation). We paid one Euro to dump our baggage in a locker, but it gave back our money when we returned. SO many great things to see, every time. This time I loved seeing a huge Burne-Jones painting; Love of Ireland by Lavery; a glorious portrait of that artist’s wife, herself painting; a Rothschild sculpture called Dead Moon that was like all these hollowed spheroids balanced up in a column 11 feet tall; everything by Jack B. Yeats, the Bacon studio…

Only one glitch – they don’t like photos inside. Understandable.

This is a wonderful art gallery. You should go.

Visited June 2014
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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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“A Modern Museum in an Old Shell”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

This was something I had looked forward to, and it did not disappoint in any way. On the contrary, it was a beautiful experience. There were some really lovely pieces of art on show, done by very good painters. For example I loved Henry Laverty's portrait of his wife, herself painting. There were pictures by Berthe Morisot. The visiting Eva Rothschild pieces showed she is a promising sculptor. The Francis Bacon studio was moved here, for display. It is a fantastical MESS, you have to see it! There was a film of an interview with him that was very good.
Entry is free. For one Euro you can put away your cameras and coats in a locker, and you get the coin back when you leave. Photography is not allowed. There is a downstairs cafeteria. The front on the street is a grand Georgian façade, behind which the museum houses modern wings and levels.

Visited June 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I love this gallery, it modern, bright and full of my favourite artists. There's just something about this place that keeps on bringing me back, it's full of irish art old and new.
It's really special.

Visited June 2014
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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“The Sean Scully's are breathtaking!”
Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

The Hugh Lane is a beautiful gallery: a perfect mix of old buildings and new extensions that provide a perfect balance for the modern and contemporary collections on view. There's plenty to see here, including some spectacular c.19th works (including Renoir, Monet and Pissaro) - but for me it was the Sean Scully gallery that utterly blew me away; make sure to give yourself plenty of time to simply sit quietly with these masterworks and you will be deeply rewarded...

There's even a beautifully shady outside cafe to refresh your body, after you've refreshed your soul.

Visited June 2014
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