Located in the heart of Cork city, displaying a National collection over 3 spacious floors, Crawford Art Gallery, is a must see for locals and tourists alike. Welcoming over 265,000 visitors yearly, Crawford Art Gallery is open 7 days a week and admission is free!
Crawford Art Gallery, a National Cultural Institution, is home to an expansive collection featuring works from the 18th Century to present. It is also home to the famous ‘Canova Casts’, which were gifted to the city of Cork nearly two centuries ago. Well-known and loved 20th century Irish artists such as Seán Keating, Harry Clarke, John Lavery, Jack B. Yeats, Norah McGuinness, Gerard Dillon, and Muriel Brandt feature in the gallery’s historic collection, while the modern collection features work by contemporary artists such as Eilis O’Connell, Maud Cotter and Hughie O’Donoghue. The Gallery hosts numerous temporary exhibitions by local, national and international artists showcasing visual art, performance and installations.
The architecture of the building combining the modern new galleries with the historical, gives a breath-taking backdrop to a collection of great national importance. Admission is free and the gallery is wheelchair accessible.
This Autumn/ Winter you can enjoy free Thursday Tours of the Gallery and take place each Thursday evening at 6:30pm. They also offer free tours at 2pm each Sunday.
Crawford Art Gallery is a short walk from the hotel and is definitely must see when visiting Cork.