Join us as we celebrate on Friday 22 September!
We're excited to be joining in the fun of Culture Night again this year with a wide range of family-friendly activities throughout the Gallery.
Visitors will have the opportunity to find out about our new acquisition by Paul Cézanne, La Vie des Champs, hanging in our Modern European galleries. The French connection will be further celebrated with the return of our collaboration with the French Embassy, Painting Mirrors, when our historic façade will be lit up by an interactive digital display of portraits and landscapes submitted by the public in advance, and taken on the night in our special photo booth, all to the soundsof a DJ set by arvq.
Other highlights of Culture Night at the National Gallery of Ireland include free guided tours of our collection and temporary exhibitions and a creative drop-in workshop. We'll have Ireland’s favourite painting, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs, on display, too. The Gallery Café and Gallery Shop will be open until 8.30pm, and the 53.3 Degrees pop-up café in the Merrion Square forecourt will open until 9.30pm serving snacks.
Practical details: The Gallery will be open until 9pm on the night (last admission 8.30pm, room closures will begin from 8.25pm, and the Gallery Shop and Gallery Café will be open until 8.30pm). You'll be able to watch Painting Mirror on our Merrion Square building from 8pm - 11pm, and the 53.3 Degrees pop-up café in the Merrion Square forecourt will be open until 10pm serving snacks.
Discover what we have planned this Culture Night below:
The return of our collaboration with the French Embassy in Ireland, an interactive live digital art display that puts you in the frame of your own masterpiece on a grand scale as we project your portrait, cityscape or landscape onto our historical façade on Merrion Square. Find out more here.
Dublin Festival of History: Irish Sign Language Tour
A free tour exploring the collection through ISL