Press Releases

  1. Guercino, Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph, c.1620

    Press release 9/3/2018

    An exhibition charting the conservation of the painting 'Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph' (c.1620), by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591-1666), opens on 14 March and continues until 27 May 2018 in the National Gallery of Ireland.
  2. Sean Rainbird (National Gallery of Ireland); Janet McLean (National Gallery of Ireland); and Keith Hartley (National Galleries of Scotland) pictured at the opening of 'Emil Nolde: Colour is Life', 13 February 2018.

    Press release 14/2/2018

    The exhibition 'Emil Nolde: Colour is Life' opened to the public on Valentine’s Day 14 February 2018 at the National Gallery of Ireland, and continues until 10 June.
  3. Large Poppies (Red, Red, Red)

    Press release 15/1/2018

    A major exhibition of work by pioneering German Expressionist painter Emil Nolde (1867-1956) will be presented at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, from 14 February to 10 June 2018.
  4. Niall Naessens print, part of the Good Morning Mr Turner exhibition.

    Press release 13/12/2017

    Annual exhibition of Turner watercolours opens with new work by Irish printmaker, Niall Naessens
  5. A couple in front of Thomas Couture's La Peinture Realiste. © National Gallery of Ireland.

    Press release 5/12/2017

    Over one million visitors have been welcomed by the National Gallery of Ireland in 2017.
  6. Hennessy Portrait Prize 2017 winner Jack Hickey, pictured in front of his winning painting, 'My Time'. Photograph by Leon Farrell.

    Press release 29/11/2017

    Jack Hickey announced as winner of the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2017
  7. Peter Barrett, CEO, SMBC Aviation Capital, and Sean Rainbird, Director, National Gallery of Ireland. Photo © SON Photographic Ltd Photographer Shane O’Neill

    Press release 24/11/2017

    National Gallery of Ireland launches a Corporate Partnership Programme
  8. Sir James Galway

    Press release 21/11/2017

    ​​​​​​​Royal Irish Academy of Music and National Gallery of Ireland present an exciting new series of music-making with major names from the music world
  9. William Orpen (1878-1931), 'Thiepval', 1917. © Imperial War Museum

    Press release 7/11/2017

    'Aftermath: The War Landscapes of William Orpen' opens on 11 November in Room 31
  10. Sean Rainbird; Minister for Culture, Heather Humphreys; and Dr Marie Bourke at the launch of the exhibition. © Fennell Photography

    Press release 24/10/2017

    Minister for Culture, Heather Humphreys TD, opens the exhibition 'Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art'.