R: David Teniers II (1610-1690), A Village Kermesse near Antwerp (detail), mid-1640s. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland. Credit
11 May – 2 August 2021
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
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Related events and podcasts
Online Talk: Curator's introduction to New Perspectives
Book now: free online talk with Sean Rainbird, Director of the Na
Online Talk: Enhancing the National Collection
Book now: Hear curators discuss new acquisitions
Online Reading Group: New Perspectives in Focus
Book now: Explore artworks through an essay by Tim Robinson
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Live from the Artist’s Studio: Mairead O'hEocha
Book now: An online talk with artist Mairead O'hEocha.
Live from the Artist’s Studio: Stuart Pearson Wright
Book now: An online talk with artist Stuart Pearson Wright
Live from the Artist’s Studio: Vera Klute
Book now: An online talk with artist Vera Klute
Podcasts: New Perspectives
New series launching in June 2021
For schools, children and families
New Perspectives: Interactive Webinars for Schools
Book now: Free webinars for primary and secondary students
New Perspectives for Children and Families
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