Lewis Glucksman Gallery

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Lewis Glucksman Gallery
Áiléar Lewis Glucksman
Lewis Glucksman Gallery is located in Ireland
Lewis Glucksman Gallery
Location within Ireland
Coordinates 51°53′41″N 8°29′25″W / 51.894738°N 8.490321°W / 51.894738; -8.490321
Public transit access Cork Kent railway station
Western Road (College Gates)
Website glucksman.org
Lewis Glucksman Gallery - view from UCC Lower Grounds
Lewis Glucksman Gallery - Exterior

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery (Irish: Áiléar Lewis Glucksman) is an award-winning art gallery in University College Cork, Ireland.[1]

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 Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland in June 2005.[2] Designed by Irish practice O'Donnell + Tuomey architects and Arup Consulting a Engineers,[3] the architecture of the gallery has been awarded several respected prizes, including a UK Civic Trust award, an RIBA award, as well as inclusion on the final shortlist for the 2005 Stirling Prize.[4]

University College Cork is substantially located on a single campus adjoining Cork city centre and the gallery building occupies an accessible site close to the main entrance of the campus.[5] 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,[6] Cooling Out: on the paradox of feminism[7] and Overtake: the reinterpretation of modern art.[8]

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.


  1. ^ "Lewis Glucksman Gallery - Official Website". Glucksman.org. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Lewis Glucksman Gallery - About the building". Glucksman.org. Archived from the original on 7 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Projects - Glucksman Gallery University College Cork". O'Donnell + Tuomey website. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "The word made flesh (Architecture)". The Guardian. 22 August 2005. 
  5. ^ "Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Co. Cork". Archiseek. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Encounters of a looking-glass kind". The Irish Times. 13 August 2005. 
  7. ^ "Cooling Out - Archive - March 2007". Frieze Magazine. Archived from the original on 17 November 2007. 
  8. ^ "Overtake: the reinterpretation of modern art, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork". Circa Art Magazine. Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. 

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