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Glucksman Gallery

Browse the ever-changing and thematic exhibits by contemporary Irish and international artists displayed in the halls of an award-winning building.

The Glucksman Gallery, officially Lewis Glucksman Gallery, is a cultural center and museum of contemporary art. It strives to showcase the varying aspects of visual arts via original and motivating installations. At the Glucksman Gallery, encounter exhibits by both local and international artists covering a wide range of art forms.

Opened in 2004, the gallery takes its name from Dr. Lewis Glucksman, a philanthropist and well-known contributor to cultural programs in Ireland and the United States. Its rotating exhibits spread throughout the rooms of a modern building, which won a U.K. Civic Trust award for outstanding architecture. Visit this building, which is listed in Mark Irving’s book 1001 Buildings You Must See Before You Die.

Visit the gallery for one of its three exhibition seasons throughout the year. Each one incorporates themed expositions alongside concerts, guided tours, talks and workshops, among other activities.

An example exhibition is the Boolean Expressions, which celebrated famed mathematician George Boole while exploring the relationship between art and mathematics. Another is The Artist’s Eye, a collection of photographic portraits of artists such as Salvador Dalí and Francesca Woodman. Watch for showcases of individuals as well. One past exhibit featured a series of sketches by English architect William Burges.

In addition to the seasonal presentations, the Glucksman Gallery manages the University College Cork Art Collection. See samples of this collection exhibited on the grounds of the university campus, which spreads out from the gallery. Alice Maher, Brian Maguire and Michael Quane are some of the prominent Irish artists whose works are featured in the collection.

Located in the University College Cork, the gallery is about a 15-minute walk from Cork’s city center. Public buses stop close by. If you drive, use free parking available to visitors.

The Glucksman Gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free, although donations are welcome. Visit the gallery’s official website for details about current exhibitions, educational programs and free curatorial tours.


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