20 October - 3 April 2011. The Moderns is an extensive and far-reaching exhibition which explores the development of visual arts in Ireland from 1900 to 1975.
Largely comprising work from IMMA's own collection, as well as loans from national and international public and private collections, the assembled work includes experimental painting and sculpture, photography and film, architecture, literature, music and design, and represents some of the best and most ground-breaking work of the period.
The contribution of Mainie Jellet and Evie Hone to European Modernism is contrasted with successes achieved in design by Eileen Gray and in literature by James Joyce. Also examined is the effect international artists such as Pablo Picasso and Paul Klee had on Irish art movements.