This Weekend

Detail from Bartolomé Estebán Murillo, 'The Infant Saint John Playing with a Lamb', 1670-80. NGI.33 

28 - 29 March 2015

There is a lot happening in the Gallery this weekend. Call in for free exhibitions, guided tours, family art workshops and films. 


Saturday 28 March

10am-5pm - *SOLD OUT* Study Day: Exploring Baroque Paintings of Martyrs & Saints. Lecture Theatre

11am - *SOLD OUT* Drawing Studies Winter 2015: Exploring Still-Life, with Geraldine O'Neill, ARHA. Millennium Wing Studio

12.30pm - Free guided tour of the collection. No booking necessary. Meet in the Millennium Wing

3pm - Family Workshop: 'When Pictures Come to Life,' with Joe Coveney. Free art workshop, no booking required. Places limited, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Millennium Wing Studio


Sunday 29 March

11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm - Free guided tours of the collection. No booking necessary. Meet in the Millennium Wing

12.30pm - Free art documentary screening: J.M.W. Turner. Lecture Theatre

3pm - Free lecture: 'Religious imagery in Spanish art of the Golden Age', with Dr Stephen Boyd, University College Cork. Lecture Theatre


Current Exhibitions

Passion & Persuasion: Images of Baroque Saints This exhibition focuses on baroque seventeenth-century paintings of popular Counter-Reformation saints, drawing on the Gallery’s collection of Italian, Spanish and Flemish artists, among them, Giordano, Caravaggio, Mattia Preti, Jacob Jordaens, Guercino and Domenichino. Admission free. Beit Wing (rm 7)

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. Millennium Wing, Rooms 1-5.

Masterpieces from the Collection is a special presentation of some of the finest works in the Gallery’s collection. Admission free. Beit Wing, Rooms 6 – 10

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 


Free Audio Guides and Drawing Kits

Audio guides for children and adults are available free of charge at the Millennium Wing Information Desk. You can also borrow free drawing kits, for adults and children, for use while in the Gallery.

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