Press Releases

  1. Irish botanical art at the National Gallery of Ireland this Spring

    06/03/2020: Free exhibition Drawn from Nature: Irish Botanical Art opens on 7 March 2020.
  2. A rainbow flag with OUTing the Past, Dublin 2020 on it
  3. Oil painting of group of people watching man depart on horseback

    Free exhibition Murillo: The Prodigal Son Restored opens on 29 February 2020

    28/02/2020: For the first time in 30 years, newly-conserved works by Murillo displayed at the National Gallery of Ireland.
  4. Watercolour of men herding cows through a mountainous landscape

    For the month of January 2020, visit the annual Turner exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland

    01/01/2020: This year, watercolours by J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851) will be complemented by a broad range of works by some twenty artists who were inspired by him. 
  5. A group of gallery staff stand in the courtyard, smiling and looking up at the camera.
  6. Abstract painting of a grid of grey, red, black, blue and yellow

    National Gallery of Ireland announces exhibitions for 2020

    14/11/2019: Including landmark exhibition of the work of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian and major study of the horse in Irish art
  7. Group photo of men and women posing in an art gallery and holding colourful signs that say 'Apollo Project' and 'Art Makes You'.

    Young people inspire at National Gallery of Ireland with launch of new initiative

    22/10/2019: The National Gallery of Ireland is delighted to launch Apollo Project, a new programme designed by young people for young people.
  8. Photo of two women and three men looking at a portrait in a gallery

    Enda Bowe announced as winner of Zurich Portrait Prize at the National Gallery of Ireland

    08/10/2019: Mabel Forsyth and Mary O’Carroll selected as winners of first Zurich Young Portrait Prize.
  9. Branding for the Zurich Portrait Prize and Zurich Young Portrait Prize

    National Gallery of Ireland announces shortlists for Zurich Portrait Prize and Zurich Young Portrait Prize

    29/08/2019: 26 artists, working across a variety of creative disciplines, have made it through to the final stage of the competition, which received over 300 entries.
  10. A black and white photograph of a woman and a man sitting side by side at a table, with two half full glasses of wine in front of them. They are turned towards each other, and the woman has her arm around the man's shoulder, and is smiling. Behind them is a large mirror in which we can see them reflected.

    Photography exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland showcases rare works from the Bank of America collection

    21/08/2019: ​​​​​​​Moment in Time: A Legacy of Photographs | Over 100 works spanning the history of photography. Opens 30 November