Brilliant gallery with great art that is free to access ! Also nice architecture.
The Hugh Lane Gallery, is an art gallery and it is located in Charlemont House (built 1763) on Parnell Square. The gallery was founded by Sir Hugh Lane on Harcourt Street in 1908, and is the first known public gallery of modern art in the world.The museum has a permanent collection and hosts exhibitions, mostly by contemporary Irish artists. It is notable for its collection of French art, including works such as The Umbrellas (Les Parapluies) by Auguste Renoir; Portrait of Eva Gonzalès by Édouard Manet, Jour d’Été by Berthe Morisot and View of Louveciennes by Camille Pissarro.In 1992, the painting In The Omnibus by Honoré Daumier was stolen from the gallery, and recovered in 2014.
The Hugh Lane Gallery has a very good collection of contemporary and modern art including a permanent exhibition of paintings by Francis Bacon and a reconstruction of his London studio (taken piece by piece to Dublin after his death). It is housed in the beautiful building that is Charlemont House in Parnell Square which is at the northern end of O'Connell Street. There are frequent special exhibitions and free concerts here on Sundays. Also Wednesday 'Coffee Lectures' at 11 am (entrance fee) and public lectures on some Sundays throughout the year. See the website for details. www.hughlane.ie
Another free museum in Dublin with some great finds. This one is quite famous for having the entire reconstructed studio of Francis Bacon. I knew nothing of Francis Bacon, but just seeing the disarray that was his studio says a lot about his work and his state of mind. I was there when they had a fascinating special exhibit on Sir John Lavery and told the story of Irish independence through his portrait painting. Upcoming exhibits also look fresh and well-done.