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Welcome to The Douglas Hyde, a space to see and learn about contemporary art in the heart of Dublin’s city centre. We are open five days a week and admission is always free.

What's On

We place artists at the centre of what we do and we support them in making inspiring and ambitious exhibitions. Delve into our programme for exciting and boundary-breaking new ideas.

Alice Rekab
Family Lines

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a commissioned solo exhibition by artist Alice Rekab. In their work Rekab explores embedded personal and cultural narratives; the stories that we tell and the stories that we are told about ourselves. This work emerges from their own mixed-race Irish identity, their family history, experiences of growing up, […]

The Artist’s Eye
Éireann and I

Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. In this instalment, Alice Rekab has invited Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for Black migrants in Ireland. […]

Current and Upcoming Events

Alice Rekab & Éireann and I
Exhibition Opening

Join us for the opening of our forthcoming exhibitions by artist Alice Rekab  alongside Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for black migrants in Ireland, on Thursday 30 June, 6 – 8pm. The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a newly commissioned solo exhibition by artist Alice Rekab. Through a multidisciplinary practice of film, […]

Shadi Abdel Salam
The Night of Counting the Years

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the tenth and final of the screenings of Art from the African Diaspora as part of Alice Rekab’s multi-platform project FAMILY LINES. Aiming to platform the voices of Black artists and artists of colour and to represent intergenerational legacies of self-representation in the production of film, writing and visual […]

Learn & Engage

Are you curious about contemporary art? Whatever your knowledge – from newcomers to enthusiasts – engage, join in and learn more!

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An Artistic Eye

How do you become and artist? What is the best thing about being an artist? What do you all day? In this series of videos these questions and more are asked of various artists. Each of them will share their unique take on how, and when, they decided to become an artist, how their work is developed, what being an artist means to them, and things that they are excited about.

Art & Ideas

Artists present us with new perspectives on the world we live in. Explore the exciting ideas behind our programmes, hear more from the artists we work with and discover new ways of engaging with art.

Eric N. Mack
In conversation with Georgina Jackson

We are delighted to announce an In Conversation event where artist Eric N Mack will be joined in conversation by Georgina Jackson, Director at The Douglas Hyde, to discuss the many aspects of his new commission Scampolo!. The conversation took place on Thursday 26 May, 7pm, at The Douglas Hyde. Watch it now from the […]

Garrett Phelan

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the launch of the book THERE ARE BETTER WAYS. EDUCATION, CLASS AND FREE THOUGHT FM. To celebrate this timely book we presented a conversation between Kathleen Lynch (Professor Emerita of Equality Studies, UCD), artist Garrett Phelan and Liam Wegimont (Director of GENE-Global Network Europe) on class and education which took […]

How to Support Us

The Douglas Hyde has gained worldwide recognition in platforming new and diverse perspectives in contemporary art. In supporting us you are enabling artists to make their most ambitious work to date and helping to bring that work to new audiences.