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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Ireland

Previously called the "Municipal Gallery of Modern Art", it has been renamed the "Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane", but is still often simply referred to as "The Hugh Lane". The gallery was founded by Hugh Lane on Harcourt Street in 1908, and is the first known public gallery of modern art in the world.

The original collection, donated by the Gallery's founder Sir Hugh Lane, has grown to include almost 2000 artworks, ranging from the Impressionist masterpieces of Manet, Monet, Renoir and Degas to works by leading national and international contemporary artists. The Hugh Lane's vital role in Ireland's cultural life has recently gained world wide recognition with the acquisition of the entire contents of Francis Bacon's Reece Mews Studio, from his sole heir John Edwards.

Since relocated to Parnell Square at the top of O'Connell Street, the museum has a permanent collection and hosts exhibitions, mostly by contemporary Irish artists. Francis Bacon's studio was reconstructed in the gallery in 2001. The gallery was closed for reconstruction in 2004, reopening in May 2006. The gallery now includes an extension by Gilroy McMahon Architects and Buro Happold, featuring a dedicated Sean Scully room. Also, the entire collection bequeathed by Hugh Lane (which is usually shared with the National Gallery London) will be on display together until later in the year.

Opening Times

Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am–6.00pm
Friday & Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm
Sunday 11.00am–5.00pm
Closed Mondays

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Ticket Prices

Admission is Free

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Telephone: 00 353 (0) 1 222 5550

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Charlemont House,
Parnell Square North,
Dublin 1,

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