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List of past Collection exhibitions sorted in descending order by date, most recent appears first

26 Apr 2018
16 Sep 2018
IMMA Collection: Brian O’Doherty Language and Space
This exhibition will coincide with the 10th anniversary of The Burial of Patrick Ireland (1972-2008), a performance in which Patrick Ireland, the artistic alias adopted by Brian O’Doherty in 1972, was waked and buried at IMMA, in a gesture of celebration of peace in Northern Ireland. According to fellow artist Robert Rauschenberg, Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland was “always a line man” and this display will celebrate his lifelong dedication to drawing, in particular to works related to his interest in the ancient Celtic Ogham script.

15 Feb 2018
02 Sep 2018
IMMA Collection: Freud Project, The Ethics of Scrutiny, curated by artist Daphne Wright
The Ethics of Scrutiny, curated by artist Daphne Wright, is the second exhibition to be presented as part of the IMMA Collection: Freud Project - a five-year loan of 52 works by renowned artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011); one of the greatest painters of the 20th-century.

13 Oct 2017
16 Sep 2018
IMMA Collection: Coast-Lines
Drawing on the paradox implicit in the word ‘coastline’ - for never has a coast followed a linear course - the title of this exhibition throws a line around a 12 month programme of changing displays of artworks and archival material that will explore our sense of place, perception, representation and memory.

13 Oct 2017
16 Sep 2018
Lennon, Porous Plane
Porous Plane by Irish artist Lennon (b. 1947), presents a range of work from the 1970s to the present which includes 1/3/92B (1992) from the IMMA Collection and Folded/Unfolded (2017), shown originally in Lennon’s first solo exhibition at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin in 1972 and made especially for the IMMA Galleries as part of this exhibition.

13 Jul 2017
26 Nov 2017
Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection
Hennessy Ireland and IMMA have announced the four artists whose works have been selected to be purchased by The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection 2017. Mark Garry, Mairéad McClean, Ciarán Murphy and Yuri Pattison will see their works added to the IMMA National Collection of Contemporary and Modern Art for the first time.

20 Oct 2016
07 Jan 2018
IMMA Collection: Freud Project, 2016 – 2021
The IMMA Collection has secured a significant five-year loan of 50 works by one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century, Lucian Freud (1922-2011). The works, on loan from private collections, will be presented in a series of exhibitions in a dedicated Freud Centre in IMMA’s Garden Galleries for five years, 2016 - 2021. All 50 works will be shown during the first year.

23 Aug 2016
28 Aug 2016
The Gordon Lambert Archive Project / Heritage Week Display
The Gordon Lambert Archive Project is an ongoing project to catalogue Gordon Lambert’s archive funded with help from The Heritage Council. The archive has been held in IMMA since 2005 and contains a fascinating collection of material including professional and private correspondence, printed material, press cuttings, photographs and ephemera spanning over 50 years.

15 Jul 2016
07 May 2017
The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection
The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection supports the acquisition of works by artists not yet represented by the IMMA Collection. The exhibition showcases the four Irish based artists whose work will now join IMMA’s Collection. The chosen artists for 2016, the first year of the fund, are Kevin Atherton, David Beattie, Rhona Byrne and Dennis McNulty.

28 Apr 2016
07 May 2017
IMMA Collection: A Decade
IMMA, as the national cultural institution for collecting modern and contemporary art, aims to acquire examples of the most significant Irish art of the day as well as key works by international artists many of whom have been part of the museum’s temporary exhibition and residency programmes.

19 Nov 2015
02 May 2016
IMMA Collection: Nick Miller and the studio of Edward McGuire
In 2009 Sally McGuire, wife of the late Edward McGuire formally donated the contents of the artist’s Dublin studio to the National Collection at IMMA. The artist Nick Miller was invited to respond to the contents of the studio and this exhibition is the culmination of this process.

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