New Perspectives. Acquisitions 2011–2020

L: Evelyn Hofer (1922-2009), Distillery, Dublin, 1966 (detail), 2003. © Estate of Evelyn Hofer.
R: David Teniers II (1610-1690), A Village Kermesse near Antwerp (detail), mid-1640s. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.

11 May – 2 August 2021
Beit Wing

Discover a decade of new acquisitions – many on display for the first time – in New Perspectives. The Gallery holds Ireland’s national collection of art, a collection that is constantly growing and evolving through the addition of new works. These acquisitions augment and enrich the collection for the nation.

New Perspectives includes newly acquired Irish art, Western art, portraiture, works on paper, and archival material, featuring artists from Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) to Alice Neel (1900-1984), and Ilya Bolotowsky (1907–1981) to Mandy O’Neill (b.1968).

Works selected by Sean Rainbird
Curators | Janet McLean & Niamh MacNally


Booking your exhibition ticket

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  • You are welcome to explore the permanent collection and free exhibitions before and/or after your visit to New Perspectives.

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