Past exhibitions

Explore a selection of past exhibitions held at the National Gallery of Ireland.

  1. Samuel Beckett: A Passion for Paintings. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland

    Samuel Beckett: a passion for paintings

    15 June – 17 September 2006.
    While many contemporary artists have found inspiration in Beckett’s drama, the emphasis of this exhibition was to look at the influence that art and artists had on his life and work. Beginning with his visits to the National Gallery of Ireland as a young student and later as lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, the exhibition revealed key relationships in the writer’s life.