This summer, the National Gallery of Ireland proudly presents Roderic O'Conor and the Moderns. Between Paris and Pont-Aven, the first museum show in over thirty years to focus on the painted and graphic work of Irish artist Roderic O’Conor (1860–1940). The exhibition examines O’Conor’s expressive signature style alongside the portraits, landscapes and still-life works of other Pont-Aven ‘Moderns’ including Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Armand Seguin, Robert Befan, and Cuno Amiet. Presenting glorious warmth, light, energy and pause, this is a show for artists and art lovers, for locals and tourists, it bridges ages and interests.
Taking inspiration from these revolutionary modern artists, the lasting principles of the Pont-Aven artists’ colony, and the iconic time and place that was Paris at the end of the 19th century, the accompanying education programme offers a thematic trail of projects, activities, and events.
All our supporting talks, tours, workshops and more are detailed below.
You can book tickets for the exhibition here