The Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art
The Hugh Lane Gallery is located in Charlemont House which was designed by Sir William Chambers. The Gallery houses an extensive collection of 20th century Irish Art as well as an international collection of Impressionists and 20th century artists.
Sir Hugh Lane was an avid collector of Impressionist art. His attempts to donate his collection to the city of Dublin at the turn of the century was met with indifference and little effort was made to raise money for the gallery. It was this indifference which inspired Yeats to write his scathing poem, "September 1913.
Hugh Lane died in 1917, a passenger on the Lusitania which sank off the coast of Cork. In an unsigned codicil he left thirty-nine paintings to Dublin, which led to a legal battle between the Tate Gallery London, and the Hugh Lane Gallery. A compromise was reached and the Hugh Lane has some of these paintings on loan from the Tate at various times during the year.
Location. Parnell Square North, Dublin 1.
Bus. 10, 11, 11a, 11b, 13, 16, 19, 19a, 22, 22a, 36.
Phone. +353 1 874 1903
Fax. +353 1 872 2182
Opening Hours. 9.30am -6.00pm Tuesday to Thursday. 9.30am – 5pm Friday and Saturday, 11am –5pm Sunday. Closed Mondays.
Entrance Fee. Free.