What's on

  1. A lecture for the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland. © National Gallery of Ireland.


    Film \ Masters in the Forbidden City

    02 February 15.00 - 16.30

    Join us for a special screening of this art documentary film, to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020.

  2. Bronze bust portrait of William Butler Yeats by Albert Power

    Friends Fortnight

    Friends Fortnight \ Towards a distinctive national art: Albert G. Power (1881-1945) RHA

    03 February 13.00 - 13.45

    Join Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch, former Curator of Irish Art in the Gallery, for a talk on sculptor Albert Power.

  3. Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), detail from 'The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife', c.1854. © National Gallery of Ireland.

    Friends Fortnight

    Friends Fortnight: An Heiress and an Artist

    04 February 13.00 - 16.00

    Join guest speakers Bernadette Farrell and Erica Brandt for two talks and some refreshments.

  4. Photo of a tour guide speaking to a group of visitors in front of John Lavery's painting The Artist's Studio, in the National Gallery of Ireland.

    Pop-up talk

    Pop-up talk: Launching the Currach

    04 February 13.15 - 13.35

    Join Rachael Kummert for a free lunchtime talk focused on Paul Henry's painting.

  5. Vintage black and white photo of women posing with a medical skeleton model

    Friends Fortnight

    Friends Fortnight: Lunchtime Lecture Series Launch

    05 February 13.00 - 13.45

    Join us for the first of our new series of free art appreciation talks on Irish women artists. Dr Kathryn Milligan will give the inaugural lecture.

  6. Viewing

    Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs

    06 February 17.30 - 18.30

    Frederic William Burton's much-loved watercolour is available to view for one hour on Thursdays, and one hour on Sundays.

  7. A group of people are gathered around a selection of rare books and archives. They are looking at something being held aloft by the guide in the centre.

    Special event

    Library Lates: Archives at the Oscars

    06 February 18.00 - 19.00

    Library Lates is a new series of talks highlighting materials from the Library and Archives of the National Gallery of Ireland.

  8. Special event

    Dublin Chinese New Year Festival: Traditional Chinese Art Workshop

    06 February 18.00 - 20.00

    Join award-winning Chinese artist Chen Hu, currently based in Ireland, for a special insight into one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world

  9. Oil painting of group of people watching man depart on horseback


    Friends: Curators' lecture on Murillo

    06 February 18.30 - 20.15

    Join Muirne Lydon, conservator, and Dr Aoife Brady, curator of Spanish and Italian art, National Gallery of Ireland, as they introduce 'Murillo: The Prodigal Son Restored'. An event for members of the Friends of the…

  10. A tour of the collection. © National Gallery of Ireland.


    Tour for the hard of hearing

    06 February 18.30 - 19.30

    A free tour for people who are hard of hearing or have hearing loss. Listening devices will be used.