Collecting the New: Recent Acquisitions to the IMMA Collection

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Patrick Hall - 'Sprinkle Ochre into my Eyes', 2004 - Ink, watercolor and pastel on paper, Unframed: 14 x 15 cm. - Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art

DUBLIN.- An exhibition presenting artworks

recently acquired for IMMA’s Collection, marking the first occasion that
these
works have been shown at the Museum as part of that Collection, opens to
the
public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday 19 May 2010.
Collecting
the New comprises some 42 works which have, for the most part, been
acquired
since 2005, through purchase, donation and loans.
Twenty-six
Irish and
international artists are represented, including Amanda Coogan, Patrick
Hall,
Stefan Kürten, Catherine Lee, Janet Mullarney, Makiko Nakamura, Hughie
O’Donoghue, and Susan Tiger. The exhibition reflects the Museum’s
acquisition
policy that the Collection should be firmly rooted in the present,
concentrating
on acquiring the work of living artists, but also accepting donations
and loans
of more historical art objects with a particular emphasis on work from
the 1940s
onwards.