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Untitled chair by Robert Gober

If you are looking to do something cultural over the Easter break, then look no further – we’ve rounded up the best exhibitions in town…

Seven Treasures: Japanese Cloisonné Enamels from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Chester Beatty Library

Vase by Namikawa Yasuyuki – Seven Treasures at the Chester Beatty

The Chester Beatty Library is hosting an exhibition of Japanese cloisonné enamels on loan from the renowned Victoria and Albert Museum. These metal vessels have been decorated with enamel paste placed within enclosures made of fine wires that have been bent into the desired pattern. This exhibition contains the finest enamel examples you’re ever likely to see, so don’t miss out.

Visitor Information Exhibition closing date: June 14. Free admission. Opening times: Varies; check website for details. Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.

The Untold Want, Royal Hibernian Academy

Untitled by Robert Gober – The Untold Want at the Royal Hibernian Academy

This major group exhibition is curated by the Director of the Royal Hibernian Academy, Patrick T. Murphy, and Caroline Hancock. It includes acclaimed Irish artists such as Dorothy Cross and film-maker Vivienne Dick, and celebrated American artists Agnes Martin, Vija Celmins and sculptor Robert Gober, who have exhibited in the Guggenheim Museum, Centre Pompidou and MOMA respectively.

Visitor Information Exhibition closing date: April 26. Free admission. Opening times: Varies; check website for details. Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2.

Diana Copperwhite: A Million and One Things Under the Sun, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

Portrait of V by Diana CopperwhiteA Million and One Things Under the Sun at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

Opening tomorrow night is the solo show of artist Diana Copperwhite in the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery. Her fluid approach to painting gives a vibrancy and intensity to the forms depicted. The concept of the speed of light and the interim period before the image appears to the eye is explored in these works.

Visitor Information Exhibition closing date: April 25. Free admission. Opening times: Varies; check website for details. Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane, Dublin 8.

Exquisite Editions: An International Exhibition of Fine Printed Books, National Print Gallery

At Sixes and Sevens by Stoney Road Press – Exquisite Editions at the National Print Gallery

For the bookworms among you, check out the latest exhibition at the National Print Museum, curated by Jamie Murphy of The Savage Press. It showcases local and international contemporary fine press printers and the transformation of this art form in recent years. Including many different mediums of illustration such as wood engraving, woodcuts and linoleum, it’s not to be missed.

Visitor Information Exhibition closing date: April 18. Free admission. Opening times: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm; weekends 2pm-5pm. National Print Museum, Old Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Dublin 4.

Be aware that most cultural institutions will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday so check their respective websites for details.

1 Chester Beatty Library / 2 Royal Hibernian Academy / 3 Kevin Kavanagh /
4 National Print Museum

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Michelle Hanley for @Image_Interiors@hanleymi

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