About the Exhibitions

Organized by the curatorial team of Bob Linder and Diego Villalobos, thematic exhibitions highlight changing selections of work from the Foundation’s extensive 3,000-piece collection of Ireland’s art and archival materials.

Related public programs—including performance, events and talks—focus on the social aspects of Ireland’s work, as well as the initial maintenance actions he undertook to transform his home into a work of art in itself. These programs engage an array of community partners to bring them to life and explore topics such as Ireland’s interests in language; his renowned sense of humor; his focus on materiality and choreographed movement; his thinking about chance and improvisation; and his experiments with light and space. In keeping with Ireland’s ephemeral approach to art-making, collaborations often focus on time-based media, site-specific installation, and live performance.


Programming takes place in two main spaces of the House:

  • The House, comprising the two main floors of Ireland’s living quarters including the Accordion Shop, a room used by the home’s previous owner Mr. Greub for his accordion-making business; later Ireland used it for his studio.
  • The Garage, a multi-use space created in the home’s former car port. Open Saturdays and free to the public, 12 – 5 p.m.