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The Irish Museum of Modern Art is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham which was founded in 1684. If you are thinking of taking a trip to an exhibition its worth building in a bit of time so that you can explore the grounds and the park adjacent to the Royal Hospital.
The Museum was established in 19901 and opened in 1991. The museum has 4500 pieces in its collection and 1500 in the permanent collection. The policy is to concentrate on the living artist and it rotates is vast collection through exhibitions of particular artists, particular themes and single pierces.
Having said that, in 1988 they were donated 1200 old master prints and they include works by Dürer, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya to name drop a few. Hogarth is particularly strong in this collection and includes some of his more celebrated satirical prints such as a ‘A Rakes Progress’ and ‘A Harlot’s Progress’.