DUBLIN.- The Irish Museum of Modern Art
wishes to inform potential visitors that the Museum will be closed for renovations from Monday 12 January to Monday 2 February 2009 inclusive. This is due to extensive upgrading work being carried out on the buildings electrical supply. The Museums café and bookshop will also remain closed.
The new exhibition programme for 2009 will get underway on 4 March with the opening of an exhibition of some 30 works by the internationally-renowned British artist Hughie ODonoghue, donated to IMMA by the American art collector Craig Baker. This will be followed on 7 March by the largest and most ambitious exhibition yet seen in Ireland of the work of the acclaimed Irish artists James Colman, being shown at IMMA and also at the Royal Hibernian Academy and Project Arts Centre. A further exhibition, celebrating the donation to the Museum of 25 works from the prestigious Bank of Ireland Collection, including important works by Jack B Yeats, Paul Henry and Louis le Brocquy, will open to the public on 10 March.