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Kildare Village x IMMA

Fashion and art collide this autumn during an exciting new partnership with the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

By Kildare Village

1 October 2019

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, a host of activities and themed events will be hosted at Kildare Village, including an exhibition of selected works from IMMA’s national collection, art workshops for children, teens and adults, curator talks, panel discussions and much more. IMMA is home to the National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, with more than 3,500 artworks by Irish and international artists.

Plus, don't miss the pop-up IMMA Shop at Kildare Village where you'll find limited-edition prints, art catalogues, the Desire catalogue and, of course, the fun quirky gifts that the original IMMA Shop is loved for.

When you visit Kildare Village, enjoy a series of exciting talks from IMMA, including everything from how to buy and hang art at home, to the art of beauty and style. There'll also be panel discussions with art curators and fashion experts, as well as print and art workshops for all ages.

Look out for many more events over the next six months, soon to be announced as part of this exciting partnership.

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.