Last few days to see Gabriel Metsu exhibition

PRESS RELEASE: 03 December 2010


Gabriel Metsu
Rediscovered Master of the Dutch Golden Age

National Gallery of Ireland

Exhibition must end this Sunday, 5 December 2010


Last few days to see the National Gallery’s spectacular Gabriel Metsu exhibition which must end on Sunday 5 December (last admission is 4.45pm on Sunday). The exhibition features some 40 the finest masterpieces by Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667), one of the most outstanding artists of the Dutch Golden Age.

Raymond Keaveney, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland says: “the exhibition has received rapturous praise from the public and the art critics both in Ireland and abroad. We highly recommend that people come to see this show before it ends on 5 December after which it will travel to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and onwards to the NGA in Washington in 2011. This is an exhibition of exceptional quality which has brought the most celebrated paintings by Metsu from museums all over the world, and it is a show not likely to be repeated for some time.”

Tickets to the exhibition are great value at €7 & €4 concessions. The accompanying audio guide, narrated by actress Fiona Shaw, is free with ticket admission, as are the informative booklets. Please note, last admission to the exhibition is 4.45pm on Sunday 5 December. Visit

The exhibition is organised by the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, in association with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The Gallery acknowledges Irish Independent as print media sponsors of the Dublin exhibition.

Due to adverse weather conditions, the Study Morning on Dutch art of the Golden Age, scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday 4th December, has been cancelled. The Gallery apologises for this inconvenience. Tickets will be refunded in full. Please telephone Joanne Drum (01) 663 3505 or 661 5133 or Email Or check our website for updates.