Turner: The Sun is God

An atmospheric painting of boats on water with city buildings in the distance.
J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), Going to the Ball (San Martino). Photo © Tate.Credit

8 October 2022 – 6 February 2023 
Beit Wing (Rooms 6–10) | Admission charge

Almost 90 artworks by the English artist J.M.W. Turner are on display in Ireland for the first time in this exhibition of works from Tate’s impressive collection. Devised by world-renowned Turner scholar David Blayney Brown, Turner: The Sun is God explores the artist’s fascination with the vast, humbling forces of nature as well as with the sun, moon and clouds. An unmissable opportunity to view the work of one of the greatest painters of the Romantic period, the exhibition features oil paintings as well as an array of watercolours. From light and atmosphere to the luminous sublime, this selection of works showcases Turner’s artistic innovations alongside his mastery of light, colour and atmosphere.

Curator: Niamh MacNally 

Read five interesting things about Turner here before visiting the exhibition!

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Turner: The Sun is God is organised in cooperation with Tate.

The exhibition is proudly supported by Grant Thornton, Turner Exhibitions Partner.

The Gallery would like to thank the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media for their ongoing support. 

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A watercolour by J.M.W. Turner showing purple storm clouds at the mouth of the Grand Canal in Venice and a gondola in the foreground.

Turner: The Henry Vaughan Bequest

Also on display this January is our annual exhibition of Turner's watercolours, which you'll find in our Print Gallery until 31 January.

Find out more about Turner: The Henry Vaughan Bequest

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