Learn more about our organisation and the people working behind the scenes.

Message from UCC President

University College Cork recognises the importance of the creative spirit and the value of the Glucksman as an internationally significant space for the exploration, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art on our historic campus. We are a university in the community, of the community and for the community, committed to delivering value in a trustworthy and transparent fashion.

The Glucksman creates a welcoming space for future,current and graduate students of UCC to learn from art, and enriches the campus environment through the care and presentation of the UCC art collection. The culture of innovation and passion for access at UCC is embodied in the Glucksman’s curatorial and educational programmes and enables the University to nurture creative connections between people and disciplines.

Professor Patrick G. O’Shea
President, University College Cork

Message from Chairperson 

The Glucksman is a leading museum nationally and internationally for creative learning and access to the visual arts. The impressive and versatile gallery spaces present thought-provoking exhibitions that have thrilled audiences of all ages and abilities. The Strategic Plan 2018 - 2022 builds on the curatorial and community strengths of the artistic programme to further promote Irish art in the context of international practice.

The Glucksman’s ambitious curatorial model will be sustained through local and global partnerships, as well as philanthropic investment that recognises the power of creative learning and exploratory risk at University College Cork. The Board of Directors is committed to working with the executive team to implement this plan and ensure that the Glucksman provides creative leadership on campus, in Cork and beyond.

Lawrence O’Hana
Chairperson, The Glucksman Board of Directors

Message from the Director

The Glucksman aims to make contemporary art and creative practice accessible to all. We hope that you will find something to tickle your art fancy in our exhibition and events programme whether you are a first-time gallery-goer, an art expert or somewhere in between. 

This website is also a place to discover art and we will develop it as a space where you can explore our exhibition archive, learn more about the architecture, study the UCC art collection, and avail of our digital toolkits for educators, as well as being a practical resource to prepare for your visit

We look forward to welcoming you.

Fiona Kearney 
Director, The Glucksman