The Present - events in the Gallery in 2014

Events at the National Gallery this year

In 2014, the National Gallery of Ireland celebrates its 150th anniversary with an expanded programme of special displays and ancillary events which will document the Gallery’s history from 1864 to the present day. There will be collaborative projects with contemporary artists and writers, and a series of anniversary talks focusing on the many individuals and institutions in Ireland who defined the structure of the Gallery over the years. The Gallery will also demonstrate, through its programme of exhibitions and talks, the extent to which its collections have developed under each director over its 150 year history, whether by way of gift, bequest or purchase.

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Historic photograph of the exterior of the National Gallery of Ireland


The Gallery has an exciting programme of exhibitions lined up to celebrate its 150th anniversary, including an exhibition devoted to the history of the Gallery (From the Archives: The Story of the National Gallery of Ireland 30 January 2014 – 12 April 2015).

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The Chester Beatty Gift

Public Lectures and Talks

Join us every Tuesday and Sunday in the Gallery this autumn and winter for free public lectures in the Gallery Lecture Theatre, no booking required.

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Events for children in 2014

Family & Children's Events

We have lots of events for children and families planned for our Anniversary Year, including free workshops for all ages. Pick up an Anniversary Trail in the Gallery featuring an art quiz and drawings relating to works of art in the collection, and send in your works to be part of the Children's 150 Gallery online.

Find out more about events for families and children