The Hugh Lane Galley, Dublin's city art gallery, is situated in the heart of the city. It was established in 1908 by the art collector and dealer Hugh Lane and is the oldest public modern art gallery in the world in continuous existence. Inspired by the Irish Literary Revival, the establishment of the gallery is acknowledged as one of the most significant cultural events in the birth of Modern Ireland. With works ranging from the mid-19th century to the contemporary, this remarkable public collection, created in a unique spirit of philanthropy, is one of Ireland's foremost cultural institutions.
This selection of highlights, lucidly chosen by Director Barbara Dawson, takes a personal journey through the fascinating collection; from early works presented by Hugh Lane and his supporters through to contemporary practice.