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Ireland's MOMA to reopen this weekend

Tea dances, drawing workshops and creative dens.

Eileen Gray taken in Paris circa 1902 when she was a student.
Eileen Gray taken in Paris circa 1902 when she was a student.
Image: National Museum of Ireland

THE IRISH MUSEUM of Modern Art will reopen tomorrow with four new exhibitions and a host of family events.

The building, located at the Royal Hospital on Military Road in Kilmainham, has just undergone a major upgrade.

The highlight of the weekend activities is a 1920s-style Tea Dance on Sunday afternoon with Brian McCarthy’s Big Sound Band and dancers from the Macushla Dance Club in the 17th-century Great Hall.

There will also be dance and drawing workshops, pop-up exhibitions, talks by artists and curators and kids’ classes.

Artist Rhona Byrne will help children construct their own shelters and dens with supplied materials in the courtyard, while the whole family can make their own pieces in a workshop that explores an exhibition of iconic works from the IMMA collection.

The works of Eileen Gray, one of the most celebrated and influential designers and architects of the 20th century, have come straight from the Pompidou Centre in Paris will be displayed for the weekend.

Events take place on Saturday from 10.30am to 5.30pm, and on Sunday from noon to 5.30pm. Full details are on the website

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