Current Press Releases

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

Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016

Hennessy and the National Gallery of Ireland announce judging panel for the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016.

Press Release  30 June 2016

National Gallery of Ireland announces Vermeer exhibition for 2017

'Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry' will open in the National Gallery of Ireland in June 2017.

Press Release  09 June 2016

Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection

An exhibition of ten of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, from the Royal Collection, was formally opened by President Michael D. Higgins in the National Gallery of Ireland on Wednesday 4 May 2016.

Press Release  05 May 2016

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederic William Burton (1816-1900)

Free public talks exploring the life and work of Frederic William Burton will take place in the National Gallery of Ireland this April to mark the artist's 200th anniversary.

Press Release  30 March 2016

Key Capital announced as title sponsor of Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland.

The National Gallery of Ireland is pleased to announce Key Capital as title sponsor of the upcoming exhibition, 'Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection'.

Press Release  17 February 2016

James Stephens, the National Gallery of Ireland, and the 1916 Rising

A personal eye-witness account of Easter Week in 1916, by former Registrar of the National Gallery of Ireland, James Stephens (1880-1950), is the focus of a special display in the Beit Wing of the National Gallery.

Press Release  08 February 2016