Dublin

In recent years Dublin has suffered the effects of an economic downturn, including unemployment, emigration and the closure of many of its once bustling shops and restaurants. Housing is less expensive than it was during the booming Celtic Tiger years, from the late 1990s until 2008, but in 2013 pri...

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Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry

17 June-17 Sept. Exhibition focusing on the network of relationships between Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) and Dutch genre painters between 1650 and 1675, providing insights into the artists' mutual ad...
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Michelle Rogers: Tread Softly

16-23 June. Rathfarnham Castle presents a mid-career retrospective dedicated to the work of Rome-based Irish artist Michelle Rogers. The exhibition, a comprehensive look at 25 years of Rogers' pain...
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Hennessy Portrait Prize

26 Nov-26 March. The Hennessy Portrait Prize, an annual competition now in its third year, is designed to stimulate interest in contemporary portraiture as well as raise the profile of the National Po...
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Turner: The Vaughan Bequest

1-31 Jan. The National Gallery of Ireland presents its annual tribute to groundbreaking British landscape artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) whose oils and watercolours are seen as the R...
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Eclectic Images: Recent Acquisitions 2011-2016

13 Aug–7 Dec. The National Gallery of Ireland presents an eclectic display of prints and drawings that it has acquired over the last five years. Divided in two parts, the first section of the exhi...
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Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection

4 May-17 July. As the title suggests, ten drawings by Leonardo da Vinci on loan from the Royal Collection in London are presented at Ireland's National Gallery in Dublin. Exhibition organisers say the...
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Turner: The Vaughan Bequest

1-31 Jan. The National Gallery of Ireland presents its annual tribute to groundbreaking British landscape artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) whose oils and watercolours are seen as the R...
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Sir Hugh Lane, a centenary perspective

17 Oct-17 Jan. The life and towering legacy of art dealer Sir Hugh Lane (1875-1915) is examined with a display of art works and archival material at the National Gallery of Ireland, on the centenary o...
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Sean Scully at the National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland marks the 70th birthday of acclaimed Irish painter and printmaker Sean Scully. One of the world's leading contemporary abstract artists, Scully is best known for his...
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Passion & Persuasion: Images of Baroque Saints

The National Gallery focuses on saints from baroque paintings, by drawing on its collection of Italian, Spanish and Flemish artists including Giordano, Mattia Preti, Jordaens, Guercino and Domenichino...
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Turner: The Vaughan Bequest

The National Gallery of Ireland presents its annual January exhibition of watercolours by English Romantic landscape painter JMW Turner (1775-1851). The gallery's Vaughan Bequest comprises 31 of Tu...
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Dorothy Cross: Trove

The work of Irish artist Dorothy Cross is the subject of an exhibition that examines her career from the late 1980s to the present day. The 45 works on display come from international museums and p...
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Marie-Louise Martin: paths - i sentieri

The United Arts Club hosts an exhibition of new drawings, etchings and dry-point prints by the Irish fine art printmaker Marie-Louise Martin, who is based between Dublin and Tuscany. Martin is one...
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Chester Beatty's A to Z: from Amulet to Zodiac

The Chester Beatty offers an A-Z checklist of its treasures, providing visitors with a broad insight into the library's wide-ranging and valuable collection. This curators’ choice show featur...
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Conversations

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) presents a diverse selection of works from its collection based on the concept of dialogue, allowing for "conversations" to take place between artists of varying...
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Patrick Scott: Image Space Light

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) presents the most comprehensive retrospective of the work of Irish artist Patrick Scott (1921-2014), who died on the eve of the exhibition opening, aged 93. A...
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New Portraits: Portráidí Nua

The National Gallery showcases a number of portraits which it has recently acquired for its collection. The exhibition includes images of writer and playwright Samuel Beckett; W.B. Yeats...
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Eileen Gray: Architect Designer Painter

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the French embassy in Dublin, presents an exhibition dedicated to the Irish designer Eileen Gray (1879-197...
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The World of Performance: Dance, Theatre and Song

The National Gallery pays homage to the world of performance by displaying a selection of works depicting actors, ballerinas and operatic singers. The paintings and drawings are all from the galle...
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RHA Annual

The 183rd RHA Annual is Ireland's longest-running open submission exhibition, with 16 artists’ prizes contributing to a total prize fund of over €50,000. Most of the works on display ar...