Upcoming Exhibitions at the National Gallery

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Margaret Clarke. An Independent Spirit.

13 May – 20 August 2017  | Print Gallery

This exhibition will re-evaluate the work of this once well-regarded member of the artistic establishment, whose reputation has faded from view. The exhibition will examine the development of Margaret Clarke’s style, from her time at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art through to her later period when she produced a number of striking works based on diverse themes. Immediate likenesses of Clarke’s family and close friends, attesting to her skill as a sensitive, perceptive portraitist, will be shown alongside commissioned portraits. 

Image courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

17 June– 17 September 2017 |  Beit Wing 

The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin is organising a landmark exhibition, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry, in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The exhibition will explore the fascinating network of relationships between Johannes Vermeer and Dutch genre painters of the period 1650–1675. . 

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The Meeting on the Turret Stairs

Frederic William Burton

25 October 2017 – 14 January 2018 |  Beit Wing 

This exhibition presents an opportunity to look afresh at the work of Frederic William Burton (1816-1900). The exhibition will explore all aspects of his career as an artist, including his early portrait miniatures and subjects inspired by the West of Ireland. It will also look at his period in Germany, and his tenure as director of the National Gallery, London.

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