This Weekend

Richard Moynan, 'Military Manoeuvres', 1891. NGI.4364.

This Weekend 20-21 December

There is a lot going on in the Gallery this weekend with free exhibitions, tours & workshops. All welcome! 

Saturday 20 December

12.30pm - Family Tour 
Meet at the Information Desk in the Millennium Wing

3pm - Family Workshop: My Favourite Elf, with Frances Coghlan. 
Atrium. Places are limited, so come early.

Sunday 21 December

12.30am & 1.30pm - Tours of the collection & exhibitions 
Meet at the Information Desk in the Millennium Wing

Current Exhibitions

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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