About the Exhibitions

Patrick Hennessy: De Profundis

From 24 March to 24 July 2016 IMMA exhibits Patrick Hennessy De Profundis. This is the first major exhibition of the work of the post-war realist painter Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-80) since 1981. Re-examining and repositioning Hennessy’s work as part of the IMMA Modern Irish Masters Series this exhibition reflects on what Hennessy’s work might mean to audiences today.

The Times review by Cristín Leach

A review in The Irish Times by Aidan Dunne

Irish Arts Review featuring the article by Seán Kissane.

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Gerda Frömel: A Retrospective

From 9 April 2015 to 5 July 2015, IMMA (the Irish Museum of Modern Art) presented the first contemporary retrospective of Gerda Frömel. This exhibition focused a renewed light on Frömel’s work and reinstate her place in Irish art history as a modern Irish master.

An outstanding exhibition‘ – Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times

Frömel was a Czech-born artist who established her career in Ireland in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. She was incredibly well regarded during her lifetime, maintaining a long association with the Irish Exhibition of Living Art and securing prestigious solo and group exhibitions at the Dawson Gallery, before her untimely death in 1975 at the age forty-four. Frömel took several large scale commissions including the well-known work Sails for P.J. Carroll and Son, Dundalk, (now Dundalk Institute of Technology).

A superb Gerda Frömel ­retrospective’ – Cristín Leach Hughes, The Sunday Times

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