Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin

4.5
#19 of 67 in Museums in Dublin
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Witness the work of contemporary Irish artists and behold Francis Bacon's studio at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Originally the townhouse of the First Earl of Charlemont, this grand building boasts an impressive array of modern artwork with a particularly strong collection of local works and French pieces. The site is perhaps best known for hosting Francis Bacon's studio. In 1998, six years after the painter's death, the studio and its entire contents were moved from London to the Irish gallery. Today you can observe the clutter, chaos, and genius of the room. Each piece has been painstakingly archived, including paint pots, books, slashed canvases, furniture, photographs, and more. Make Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane part of your personalized Dublin itinerary using our Dublin trip itinerary planner.
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  • It's a great place... if you like art and paintings. You can enjoy walking through the rooms and discover different types of paintings and authors. The gallery is free so you should take advantage...  more »
  • Always a pleasure! Went here last week...my first gallery trip since March. It was great to see the Hugh Lane exhibition and especially 'Azaeleas'! The Harry Clarke glass and Bacon studio always...  more »
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  • Interesting place in the city centre but a place that you wouldn't know was there. There were some interesting pieces but when I visited there wasn't much on exhibit. I can imagine that when there is an exhibit it would be wonderful to walk around and enjoy. One of the rooms smelt of old books which is just so nice.
  • Oh my, the Hugh Lane gallery is a delightful way to spend a few hours in Dublin. Truly stunning art from Harry Clarke's stained glass to Renoir and Monet. All free to view and a terrific coffee shop in the basement. Fabulous.
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