Gabriel Metsu

Press Release: 25 November 2010

LAST CHANCE TO SEE! Exhibition must end 5 December 2010

Gabriel Metsu
Rediscovered Master of the Dutch Golden Age

Only four weeks to Christmas and even less than a week to view the National Gallery’s spectacular Gabriel Metsu exhibition which must end on Sunday 5 December. 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.

On Saturday 4 December the Gallery will hold a Study Morning, Discovering Masters of the Dutch Golden Age (10am-1.30pm).Speakers include Professor Joanna Woodall, Courtauld Institute of Art, London; John Loughman, University College Dublin; and Conor Walton, Artist. It will be chaired by Professor Luke Gibbons, NUI Maynooth. There are just a few tickets remaining (€25.00 & €15 from the Gallery Shop). For a full programme, 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.

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