Poster for the exhibition Perspectives: World War I Stories from the National Gallery of Ireland. Features a sketch of a propeller airplane towing a green scroll with the title of the exhibition.

Perspectives: World War I stories from the National Gallery of Ireland

10 November 2018 – 1 February 2019
Sir Denis Mahon Reading Room, No. 90 Merrion Square

Admission free, but by appointment. Open for walk-ins on select dates.

This exhibition draws on the Gallery's rich library and archive collections to reveal a range of narratives about art and society during the period 1914–1918. A time of immense upheaval and social change, the war offered a new challenge to artists and many became involved in different aspects of the war effort. Coinciding with the centenary of the Armistice which ended the conflict in November 1918, the material on display gives an insight into artistic and social life of this important time. The exhibition also features, for the first time in Ireland, sketchbooks by Bice Visconti (1883-1962), an Italian artist who volunteered with the Italian Red Cross. The drawings by Bice Visconti are on loan courtesy of a private collection managed by The Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust.

This exhibition is available to view by appointment. Email [email protected] or call 01 6633546 to make an appointment. Group bookings are welcome.

On select dates, the exhibition will be open for walk-ins. See the What's On calendar for more details.

This exhibition is kindly supported by The Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust.