Hugh Lane, Dublin City

Hugh Lane, Dublin City

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Located in Dublin's city center Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, originally called The Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, houses one of Ireland's foremost collections of modern and contemporary art. The collection has grown since the gallery’s creation in 1908 and now contains over 2000 artworks. The collection includes Impressionist masterpieces of Manet, Monet , Renoir and Degas as well as works by leading national and international contemporary artists.


The Gallery presents dynamic schedules of temporary exhibitions and a wide range of activities both within and outside the Gallery, such as seminars and public lectures, publications and educational projects linked with local school and community groups.

The Hugh Lane's role as a leading museum of modern and contemporary art was enhanced with the acquisition of the entire contents of Francis Bacon's Studio, donated by Bacon's sole heir John Edwards. The studio provides invaluable insight into the artist's life, inspirations, unusual techniques and working methods. Never before has an artist's studio been so thoroughly catalogued and reconstructed.

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