Irish museum of modern art

Irish museum of modern art

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El Museo de Arte Moderno de Irlanda, también conocido como IMMA, es la principal institución nacional de Irlanda que expone y colecciona arte moderno y contemporáneo. El museo abrió sus puertas en mayo de 1991 y se encuentra en el Royal Hospital Kilmainham, un edificio del siglo XVII situado cerca de la estación de Heuston, al oeste del centro de Dublín.
El Museo se concentra en adquirir arte contemporáneo de artistas vivos y sólo compra en los mercados primarios: estudios y galerías. También acepta donaciones de arte que datan de 1940 en adelante y, gracias a algunas generosas donaciones, ha avanzado hacia una colección representativa de arte de ese periodo. Aunque es una adición reciente al paisaje cultural de la ciudad, el museo tiene una colección razonable y organiza exposiciones selectivas de su propia colección. Se concentra en acoger exposiciones y tiene un programa de exposiciones muy activo. Se espera que en el futuro el museo disponga de más espacio, lo que permitiría complementar su actividad actual con una muestra permanente enciclopédica de arte contemporáneo, algo de lo que carece Irlanda.

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The Royal Kilmainham Hospital, located on the ruins of the Hospital and Monastery of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, was built between 1680 and 1684 to become a home for military personnel retired from service.
The buildings are built around a large central courtyard around which the rooms of the retired soldiers were located. The institution housed servicemen between 1684 and 1928, and in 1991 the former residential rooms became home to the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
While the exterior of the building that houses the Irish Museum of Modern Art is interesting, the interior is completely refurbished to display modern art exhibits which, realistically, is not what most visitors to Dublin are looking for.

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The Irish Museum of Modern Art, also known as IMMA, opened in May 1991 and is the leading national institution for exhibitions and collections of modern and contemporary art. It is housed in the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, a refined 17th century building near Heuston Station in west central Dublin. The current director is Enrique Juncosa, formerly deputy director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid. Juncosa is the second director of IMMA, the first being Decan McGonagle.
The museum concentrates on acquiring contemporary art by living artists and buys only from the primary markets: studios and galleries. It also accepts donations of art dating from 1940 onward and through some generous gifts has progressed toward a representative collection from that period.

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The Irish Museum of Modern Art, also known as IMMA, opened in May 1991 and is the leading national institution for modern and contemporary art exhibitions and collections. It is housed in the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, a refined 17th century building near Heuston Station in west central Dublin. The current director is Enrique Juncosa, formerly deputy director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS) in Madrid. Juncosa is the second director of IMMA, the first being Decan McGonagle.
The Museum concentrates on acquiring contemporary art from living artists and buys only from the primary markets: studios and galleries. It also accepts donations of art dating from 1940 onward and through some generous gifts has progressed toward a representative collection from that period. Given its youth the museum has a reasonable collection and mounts select exhibitions from its own collection. It concentrates on hosting exhibitions and has a fairly active exhibition program as demonstrated by the example of the 2003 exhibition program presented below. It is hoped that in the future the Museum will be provided with more space, allowing its current activity to be complemented by a permanent encyclopedic presentation of contemporary art, something Ireland lacks.