The Thin Air - Visual Arts

Personae @ Butler Gallery


Established in 1943, and growing ever since through a combination of purchases, loans and gifts, the Butler Gallery’s permanent collection is both a broad and varied collation of artistic mediums. This year’s collection presentation is entitled Personae and features pieces on loan from the permanent collection at IMMA, with works by Diane Arbus, Louise Bourgeois, Jackie Nickerson and Thomas Ruff.

As well as the artwork on display, the show also features the gallery’s on-going collaboration with Arts & Disability Ireland: Discovery Pens. A wonderful initiative that sees audio descriptive pens provided to visitors in order to allow all, regardless of sight, to engage with the show. These pens can be obtained by all visitors and represent a fresh and unique way to experience a show, so we encourage all to part-take.

You can read information on the show here, with more specific information on the discovery pen initiative here. You can also view a preview of the show in the video below. Personae continues until February 26th.

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