31 January - 1 February 2015
There's a lot happening in the Gallery this week, with talks, tours, films, exhibitions and workshops. All events are free unless otherwise specified. Please note, the exhibition of Turner's watercolours ends on Saturday, 31 January.
Saturday 31 January
* Last chance to see the annual exhibition of Turner's watercolours. Exhibition ends today. *
11am - Winter Drawing Studies Classes: Drawing from the Collections and Spaces at the RHA, with Colin Martin ARHA. Tickets €25/€20 per class in advance from the Gallery Shop. Meet in the Millennium Wing
12.30pm - Free public tour of the collection & exhibitions. Meet at the Information Desk in the Millennium Wing
2pm - Art Documentary Screening: Caravaggio’s 'The Taking of Christ'. Lecture Theatre
3pm - Free Family Workshop: 'Treasure Trove' with Clodagh Emoe. Places are limited, so come early. Atrium
Sunday 1 February
11.30am & 1.30pm - Free public tours of the collection & exhibitions. Meet at the Information Desk in the Millennium Wing
12.30pm - Art Documentary Screening: 'Masterpieces of Vienna: The Tempest'.
12.30pm - AAI Tour: Irish Art. Free tour of Irish art in the collection, to celebrate the recent publication of 'Art & Architecture of Ireland' by the RIA. Meet in the Millennium Wing
3pm - Free lecture: 'Ireland in War and in Revolution 1912-1923', with Professor John Horne, TCD. Lecture Theatre.
Turner: The Vaughan Bequest
*Closing this Saturday, 31 January* This display celebrates the development of the Gallery from 1864 to the present day and focuses on the important contribution of patrons and benefactors to the development of a national collection.
Print Gallery, Admission free.
The Hennessy Portrait Prize is a new competition celebrating the richness and diversity of portraiture and encouraging public interest in the work of contemporary artists. An exhibition of the 12 finalists, shortlisted by the judging panel, is on display until February 2015. Millennium Wing Studio (Level 1). Admission free.
Lines of Vision: Irish Writers at the National Gallery
To mark the 150th anniversary of the National Gallery of Ireland, Irish writers find inspiration in its wonderful collection. Admission free. On display in the Millennium Wing, Rooms 1-5.
A video piece, Eyemaker (2000), by renowned contemporary Irish artist Dorothy Cross, is on view to coincide with the exhibition Trove, on display at IMMA. This video display, Eyemaker, at the Gallery enriches the collaboration with other museums and will afford visitors the opportunity to see a work by a contemporary artist in an unconventional setting.
On view in the Sculpture Court (Millennium Wing, level 1). Admission free.
Masterpieces from the Collection is a special presentation of some of the finest works in the Gallery’s collection, now open in the Beit Wing, Rooms 6 – 10. Admission free.
From the Archives: The Story of the National Gallery of Ireland celebrates the development of the Gallery from 1864 to the present day and focuses on the important contribution of patrons and benefactors to the development of a national collection. Admission free, Print Gallery.
Audio guides for children and adults are available free of charge at the Millennium Wing Information Desk. You can also borrow free adult and children drawing kits for use while in the Gallery.
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