Lewis Glucksman Gallery
Opened to the public by the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese on 14 October 2004, the Glucksman gallery was named Best Public Building in Ireland by the RIAI in June 2005. Designed by Irish practice O'Donnell + Tuomey architects and Arup Consulting a Engineers, the architecture of the gallery has been awarded several prestigious prizes including a UK Civic Trust award, a RIBA award as well as inclusion on the final shortlist for the 2005 Stirling Prize.
University College, Cork is substantially located on a single campus adjoining Cork city centre and the gallery building occupies a landmark site at the main entrance to this campus. The gallery has three floors of display spaces and the temporary exhibitions programme focuses on thematic shows which have included Through the Looking Glass: Childhood in Contemporary Photography, Cooling Out: on the paradox of feminism and Overtake: the reinterpretation of modern art.
The gallery is named for its benefactor, Wall St. financier and chairman of Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb Inc., Lewis Glucksman. The inaugural director, Fiona Kearney, is a fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme and an alumnus of the Salzburg Global Seminar.
- Lewis Glucksman Gallery - Official Website
- Lewis Glucksman Gallery - About the building
- O'Donnell + Tuomey website
- The Guardian - The word made flesh - August 22 2005
- Frieze Magazine - Archive - March 2007