Ireland

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coronavirus

Galway City of Culture programme abandoned

The board of the festival has cancelled its contract with arts production company Artichoke, which was organising the ambitious schedule of outdoor events and public art

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coronavirus

Irish Museum of Modern Art to be used as mortuary to cope with coronavirus pandemic

Museum will house a temporary structure in its grounds as the “country prepares Public Health facilities to deal with Covid-19”

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coronavirus

This video is spectacular: light show in Irish mountains goes online after coronavirus cancellation

Part of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme, Finnish artist Kari Kola's Savage Beauty installation will not be accessible to the public

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Exhibitions

Dublin show presents Derek Jarman as you've never seen him before

The first major survey of the film-maker’s work includes experimental set design and never-before-seen paintings

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Books

What was the real purpose of the English country house library?

Mark Purcell's study explores 19th-century bibliomania and rejects the notion that books in historic libraries were "bought by the yard"

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In the frame

Get wed at the Oscar Wilde shrine

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Exhibitions

The Irishman who painted—and brawled—beside Gauguin

Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns: Between Paris and Pont-Aven opens at National Gallery of Ireland

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In the frame

On the eve of Ireland’s abortion referendum, artists contemplate the outcome

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Biennials & festivals

Barbarians at the gate: Irish biennial finds inspiration in Easter Rising

Artists take on postcolonial themes at Eva International, as Limerick gears up for its bid to be the 2020 European Capital of Culture

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Conservation & Preservation

A heritage site far, far away: Star Wars film puts Irish island monastery in the spotlight

Local businesses want to extend access to island Skellig Michael to accommodate eager fans, but preservationists fear that crowds will threaten the medieval ruins and sea bird colonies

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Books

Book review: the history of Irish furniture in all its finery

An invaluable resource, lavishly illustrated

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Rubell Collection

Devonshires team up with Rubells for exhibition at Lismore Castle

Contemporary art from the Miami collection heads to Ireland

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Ireland

Exhibition of Visual Art (EV+A) in Limerick remains relevant and provocative

Pigs not caught in flagrante delicto and women wrestling with balloons are just some of the delights at this multi-venue biennale curated by Rosa Martínez

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Collectors

Sir Denis Mahon retracts his gift to the Walker in protest against entry charges

Baroque paintings given to National Gallery of Ireland instead

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Collectors

A late, great collector and the new museum of his collection: The legacy of the ever elusive John Hunt

One of Europe’s greatest private collections of medieval material and works of art from antiquity to the twentieth century is now on view in Ireland