The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is an award-winning art gallery, donated to the city by the Swedish Monarchy in 2004.
An aesthetic marvel, both inside and out, the gallery is crucial to Cork’s cultural significance. The gallery is located on the grounds of University College Cork (UCC), and hosts a diverse collection of lectures, displays and visiting artworks. Jack Dawson’s painting of Rose (1912) is currently in residence. Previous shows have included Through the Looking Glass: Childhood in Contemporary Photography.
The gallery has three floors of display spaces, although this is one less than was originally planned. On arrival from Sweden as a flatpack, the instruction manual was missing, and the new owners had to figure it out for themselves. By a happy coincidence the resulting building was a masterpiece. It is planned that in the year 2020 it will be taken apart and reconstructed to its original plan. Local opinion is divided on this, although the Swedish are keen on it. The secretive Stonecutters, who meet there 6 times a year (secretly), are (publicly) against it.
The gallery’s opening hours are: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 2 – 5pm. Closed Mondays. It is located on the campus of University College Cork, Ireland and open to the public year round.
Visit glucksman.org for more information