IMMA are delighted to welcome visitors back. The grounds of IMMA reopen with a new outdoor tented area called The People’s Pavilion located on our front lawn and Social Distancing Circles placed across the site where friends and families can meet safely and enjoy IMMA. Our outdoor programme will focus on art trails, our gardens and an activated programme of pop up events in The People’s Pavilion which will include collaborations with local community groups and artist collectives from mid July. All this will be complemented by a new outdoor pop-up café The Flying Dog.
The galleries will reopen in phases from Tuesday 30 June, beginning with the IMMA Collection: Freud Project which examines the work of Lucian Freud through an accompanying digital research programme exploring the role of the studio. Also opening is our archive exhibition IMMA Archive: 1990s, From the Edge to the Centre which celebrates the ambitious and ongoing IMMA Collection and Archive Digitisation Project. From 21 July we will open the long-awaited exhibition by British-Indian artist Bharti Kher, A Consummate Joy, together with the main reception area, the IMMA Shop and an increased offering in The People’s Pavilion. We will launch a full programme of exhibitions in the autumn.