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Successful Reopening Weekend at IMMA

Press Release   14 October 2013

Successful Reopening Weekend at IMMA  

Record numbers attended the reopening of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, with over 6500 people attending at the weekend. Highlights included the opening of the highly anticipated Eileen Gray exhibition; two days of family friendly events including an exhibition especially designed for children Action all Areas, an installation by artist Rhone Byrne where children built their own dens in IMMA’s courtyard and art making workshops for all ages; a full talks programme by IMMA curators and exhibiting artists, including a discussion on Eileen Gray by curators Cloé Pitiot, Curator, Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Jennifer Goff, Curator, National Museum of Ireland. The weekend came to a close with a hugely popular Tea Dance where young and old took to the dance floor to bring this successful weekend to a close.

Commenting on the reopening weekend, IMMA’s Director, Sarah Glennie said:  “I would like to thank so many people for coming to IMMA from Friday to Sunday to celebrate our reopening and making the weekend one to remember. Audiences of all ages found something to enjoy at IMMA and we look forward to building on this success over the coming months”.

For further information and images (all images available in high resolution) please contact Monica Cullinane or Patrice Molloy at Tel: +353 1 612 9900; Email: press@imma.ie 

14 October 2013

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Editors Notes:

Action all Areas - Family exhibition continues to this Sunday 20 October 2013

Eileen Gray Architect Designer Painter continues to 19 January 2014

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