Current Collection Displays

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Collection displays are currently open on the first floor of the new wing. As we prepare for a new collection display some works are temporarily not on view. We apologise for any inconvenience but look forward to welcoming you to the new displays from 21 January.

Gallery 17 showcases exceptional examples of post-war and contemporary figurative painting. This gallery includes works by Francis Bacon, Leon Kossoff, Patrick Hall and Liliane Tomasko. Outskirts (1969) by Philip Guston and There Is No Night (1949) by Jack B Yeats are on view here.

Gallery 16 presents Irish painting from the early 20th century. The display includes a portrait of Hazel Lavery by her husband Sir John Lavery, portraits by Sean Keating and landscapes by Grace Henry and May Guinness.

Gallery 14 showcases the diversity and subtlety of abstract painting, with works by Agnes Martin, Patrick Scott, Fionnuala Ní Chiosáin, William Scott, Mark Francis and Ciarán Lennon.

Ground Floor Galleries

The stained glass room features work by Harry Clarke, including renowned the window, The Eve of St Agnes. The Sean Scully room now includes the recent acquisition, Landline Gray, which was donated to Hugh Lane Gallery by the artist in 2018. From September 2019, you can find a selection of portraits of key figures in the cultural and political life of Ireland in the early twentieth century such as Lady Gregory. Many were also supporters of Hugh Lane in his efforts to establish this gallery, which opened as the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art in January 1908. The Francis Bacon Studio complex is currently accessible via the portrait collection.