Kildare Village x IMMA
Kildare Village has been announced as the first ever fashion partner of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), and the lead sponsor of its newest exhibition, ‘Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age’.
As part of this new partnership, Kildare Village hosts an exhibition of selected works from IMMA’s national collection including the 15-foot-tall hare sculpture, ‘The Drummer’ by Barry Flanagan, which stands proudly at the entrance to the Village. IMMA is home to the National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, with more than 3,500 artworks by Irish and international artists.
DESIRE: A Revision From The 20th Century To The Digital Age
The National Collection
IMMA is home to the National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, which features more 3,500 artworks by Irish and international artists. As part of the new partnership with Kildare Village, a selection of works from IMMA’s national collection will be on display in the Village.
The collection is exhibited on a rotating basis within the museum and welcomes both national and international loan requests. In 1997, IMMA created the National Programme with a central goal to establish the museum’s core values of excellence, inclusiveness and accessibility to contemporary art on a national level.
Focusing on the IMMA collection, the programme facilitates off-site projects and exhibitions in a range of venues and situations throughout Ireland. The museum aims to act as a resource at a local level through working in collaboration with partners such as Kildare Village. These dynamic relationships create opportunities to experience the national collection in a variety of situations and locations in Ireland both in traditional art and non-art spaces, allowing for far-reaching access and interaction and to foster a sense of ownership over the national collection.
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