Press Releases

  1. Hennessy Portrait Prize 2017

    Press release 12/10/2017

    The National Gallery of Ireland announces the twenty-four artists shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2017.
  2. Canaletto (1697-1768), 'Saint Mark's Square, Venice', c.1756. © National Gallery of Ireland.

    Press release 3/10/2017

    The National Gallery of Ireland is pleased to announce an exciting programme of upcoming exhibitions for 2017-2019
  3. John  Butler Yeats (1839-1922), 'Portrait of Elizabeth Corbet ‘Lolly’ Yeats' - detail. Courtesy, Sotheby’s.

    Press release 27/9/2017

    National Gallery of Ireland purchases works at Sotheby’s London sale, ‘Yeats: The Family Collection’
  4. The front of the Merrion Square gallery building. © National Gallery of Ireland.

    Press release: 20/9/2017

    Compass Group Ireland has been appointed to operate the National Gallery of Ireland’s Gallery Café.  
  5. Frederic William Burton (1816-1900), 'The Meeting on the Turret Stairs' 1864 - detail. © National Gallery of Ireland.

    Press release 18/9/2017

    The National Gallery of Ireland is delighted to present a major exhibition celebrating the life and work of Frederic William Burton (1816—1900), the distinguished Irish artist and influential director of The National Gallery, London, from 25 October 2017 to 14 January 2018.
  6. Helma Lynam, the 100,000th visitor to the Vermeer exhibition, pictured with Sean Rainbird, Patricia Golden, Adriaan Waiboer, and Catherine Griffin. Photo courtesy of Fennell Photography.

    Press release 14/9/2017

    National Gallery of Ireland celebrates attendances of over 100,000 to Vermeer exhibition.
  7. The German Ambassador to Ireland with Anne Hodge and Sean Rainbird of the National Gallery of Ireland. Photo courtesy of Maxwells.

    Press release 6/9/2017

    An exhibition of prints and drawings by the German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) was formally opened in the National Gallery of Ireland on Tuesday 5th September by H.E. Matthias Höpfner, German Ambassador to Ireland.
  8. Maser, Brian Fay and Dragana Jurisic viewing the exhibition ‘Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry’ at the National Gallery of Ireland

    Press release 28/8/2017

    Opening in the National Gallery of Ireland’s Millennium Wing Studio is Inspiration and Rivalry: After Vermeer, a display of contemporary work by artists Brian Fay, Dragana Jurisic and Maser, created in response to the current exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry. 
  9. Press release 17/08/2017

    There are just four weeks left to see the extraordinary exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry at the National Gallery of Ireland, before it closes on 17 September. 
  10. At the launch in the Gallery of the new website www.connectvermeer.org were (l-r): Dr Adriaan Waiboer, Head of Collections and Research and Claire Crowley, Curatorial Assistant, National Gallery of Ireland, with Alan Clifford and Niall OhOisin NOHO, web designers of connectvermeer.org.

    Press release 27/7/2017

    A new interactive website, www.connectvermeer.org, designed to complement the current exhibition and catalogue, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry, was today (Wednesday 26th July) launched by the National Gallery of Ireland.