On Monday, President Higgins officially opened the exhibition 'The Lane Legacy', at Hugh Lane Gallery.
The exhibition celebrates the gallery’s founder, the philanthropist Sir Hugh Lane, as well as the gallery’s 112th anniversary. All works in the exhibition were donated by Sir Hugh Lane and his supporters. It includes twenty-four paintings from the Sir Hugh Lane Bequest 1917, the group of thirty-nine paintings which the Hugh Lane Gallery shares with the National Gallery, London.
In his speech, President Higgins pointed out that The Hugh Lane Gallery was the first known public gallery for modern art in the world and today stands as a testament to the generous vision of Hugh Lane.
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