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20th Century & Contemporary Art 20th Century & Contemporary Art
The Ulster Museum collection of 20th century British, European and American art is important, and, taken with the Irish collection of the same period, constitutes undoubtedly the major public collection of modern art in Ireland. The Times described it as "one of the most ambitious collection...
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Troubles Art Troubles Art
As part of the Art of the Troubles exhibition the Ulster Museum has been filming artists talking about reacting to the Troubles in their work. This is an on-going project that coincides with the Troubles Art archive, which will develop over the course of the exhibition. The archive will cont...
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Irish Paintings Irish Paintings
Included in the Ulster Museum fine art collection are many great works from Irish painters. In this section you will see details of Thomas Bate, William Ashford, James Arthur O'Connor and Frank O'Meara. 
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British Paintings British Paintings
The Ulster Museum collection has pieces from notable artists including Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Thomas Lawrence. This section highlights some of their most famous work.
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Dutch Paintings Dutch Paintings
There are fourteen Dutch works, of which the most important are two acquired since 1998: A View of the Palace of the Dukes of Brabant, Brussels (poss. 1660s) by Jan van der Heyden, a highly detailed townscape and River Landscape with Figures in Boats and Church in the Distance (1664) by Salomon v...
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Flemish Paintings Flemish Paintings
Jordaens is one of the best-known figures of the Antwerp school of painting in the 1600s.During his highly successful career, his output included religious, mythological and allegorical subjects, many of which were produced with the help of his large workshop of apprentices and assistants.In 1634...
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Italian Paintings Italian Paintings
This is a collection of about twenty-five works ranging from the 1500s to the 1700s.The most notable 1600s pieces are An Allegory of Fortune by Lorenzo Lippi (thumbnail image) and St Cecilia crowned by an Angel by Giovanni Romanelli.A fine companion pair of genre scenes A Boy with a basket of Veg...
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Works on Paper Works on Paper
Drawings & WatercoloursNumerically, this section is much the largest in the Fine Art Division. We have a good representative collection of drawings and watercolours, mainly Irish and British, dating from the 17th century to the present day, including ten outstanding drawings by John Henry Fus...
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Sculpture Sculpture
In the sculpture collection there are 18th and 19th century portrait busts and contemporary international sculptures from the USA, Europe, Britain and Ireland.These include works by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, F.E. McWilliam and Kenneth Armitage from the immediate post-Second World War period,...
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If you would like further information about this collection you may contact the curator by following this link and completing the short form.