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The Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, situated in the city centre, is a must-see for any art enthusiast. Established in 1724, it is the oldest public art gallery in Ireland and holds over 3,000 works of art from both historical and contemporary Irish artists. Visitors can explore paintings, sculptures, photography and more all within the grandeur of the neoclassical building which has been beautifully restored with Georgian-era features.
The gallery also has some fascinating pieces from beyond Ireland’s shores. Its international collections feature works by renowned European artists such as Miro, Picasso, Canova, Dali and Dix. In addition to its permanent collection, Crawford Art Gallery regularly hosts exhibitions showcasing the work of modern Irish and international artists.
Visitors to the gallery can explore its numerous galleries at their leisure or join the tours: each Sunday and Public holidays at 2pm, and each Thursday evening at 6:30pm. There are also regular art workshops and activities on offer throughout the year to help budding creatives get inspired.
Whether you are an artist yourself or just looking for a cultural experience, everyone can appreciate this stunning artwork tucked away in such a unique setting. With its rich history and endless artistic potential there’s something to be found for everyone at the Crawford Art Gallery – so why not take time out of your day to step into this inspiring world? There’s no better way to enjoy Cork’s vibrant culture than by visiting one of its most treasured attractions.
For more information: www.crawfordartgallery.ie
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