Current Press Releases

Rubens and Teniers now on view at the National Gallery of Ireland

Two paintings, formerly in the collection of the Alfred Beit Foundation at Russborough and recently presented to the National Gallery of Ireland, have gone on public view.

Press Release  25 January 2017

Beyond Caravaggio

The highly anticipated exhibition Beyond Caravaggio opens in the National Gallery of Ireland on Saturday 11 February 2017.

Press Release  23 January 2017

National Gallery acquires collection of over 400 letters and drawings by Sir William Orpen

The National Gallery of Ireland is very pleased to announce the acquisition of a significant archive of over 400 letters and drawings by Sir William Orpen.

Press Release  20 December 2016

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016 - Exhibition Open

The exhibition of shortlisted artists is now on display at the National Gallery.

Press Release  25 November 2016

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016 - Finalists Revealed

The fourteen artists shortlisted for this year's Hennessy Portrait Prize have been revealed.

Press Release  06 October 2016

Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art

The National Gallery of Ireland announces its principal contribution to the Decade of Centenaries with an exhibition that opens to the public on Saturday 8 October, running until 15 January 2017. Admission is free.

Press Release  28 September 2016

Forthcoming Exhibitions 2016/17

A look at some of the forthcoming exhibitions at the National Gallery of Ireland.

Press Release  30 August 2016

Eclectic Images: Recent Acquisitions 2011-2016

This exhibition, opening 13 August 2016, presents highlights of prints and drawings acquired by the National Gallery of Ireland over the last five years, 2011-2016.

Press Release  08 August 2016

Leonardo da Vinci exhibition attracted more than 90,000 visitors

The National Gallery’s summer exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection attracted over 90,000 visitors (92,096) from 4 May to 24 July 2016.

Press Release  05 August 2016