Limerick City Gallery of Art in Limerick

Limerick City Gallery of Art is located in Limerick (county of Limerick)

Address: Carnegie Building, Pery Square, Limerick

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Phone: 061 310633

The LCGA Collection began in 1936 when a committee was formed to collect artworks for the gallery. In 1948 a municipal gallery building was constructed to house the collection, as an addition to the Carnegie Free Library and Museum situated in the grounds of the People’s Park, Pery Square. LCGA’s collection policy builds on that set out by the founding committee in 1937, which had a principal aim to secure ‘examples of the work of all well-known artists of Irish birth, or of those who have worked in Ireland.’ The committee also desired that ‘an important section of the gallery be reserved for Limerick men and women who attained distinction in history, literature or the arts’ with another section reserved ‘for paintings in watercolour, drawings, engravings etc.’ LCGA’s Permanent Collection has, as with most collections, grown organically. Its initial drive and direction was given by a combination of artists, business people and politicians. Limerick City Gallery of Art now holds an important and highly significant permanent art collection of over 831 historic and contemporary works from 456 artists. It traces the development of modern Irish art in painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and new media.


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