2008 Press Releases

Northern Stars & Southern Lights

An outstanding exhibition of Finnish painting from the period 1870 to 1920 will open in the Millennium Wing of the National Gallery of Ireland on 8 November 2008, and continues until 1 February 2009. This is the first time an exhibition of Finnish art on this scale has been organised in Ireland.

Release   01 November 2008

Hugh Douglas Hamilton

'A Life in Pictures', an exhibition to celebrate one of Ireland's most accomplished portraitists of the eighteenth century, Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1740-1808) opened on 22nd November 2008.

Release   29 July 2008

New Acquisitions

The National Gallery of Ireland has in recent months secured several important nineteenth and twentieth century works of art which will benefit its collection of European and Irish art.

Release   29 July 2008

Impressionist Interiors

The 2008 exhibition brought together over 45 wonderful paintings and drawings by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Degas, Cassatt, Gauguin and Pissarro, on loan from public and private collections throughout Europe and the USA.

Release   01 May 2008

New Head Curator

The National Gallery appoints Fionnuala Croke as its new Keeper and Head Curator.

Release   04 April 2008


An exhibition of twenty nine specially commissioned prints created by members of Graphic Studio Dublin and invited artists will open in the National Gallery of Ireland on 9th April 2008.

Release   01 April 2008

Harry Clarke Illustrations Gifted to NGI

The National Gallery of Ireland is delighted to announce a recent gift of ten superb original colour illustrations by Harry Clarke (1889-1931) which were executed for Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Fairy Tales', published in 1916 by Harrap & Co. in London.

Release   31 March 2008

A Light in the Darkness

In keeping with annual tradition, the Vaughan bequest of watercolours by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) will go on display in the National Gallery of Ireland from 1-31 January 2009

Release   23 March 2008

Yeats Works on Loan from Niland Collection

The redevelopment this year of The Model Arts and Niland Gallery in Sligo presents an opportunity for the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin to exhibit a selection of works by Jack B. Yeats from the wonderful Niland Collection.

Release   01 March 2008