New Perspectives. Acquisitions 2011–2020
Discover a decade of new acquisitions – many on display for the first time – in New Perspectives. The Gallery holds Ireland’s national collection of art, a collection that is constantly growing and evolving through the addition of new works. These acquisitions augment and enrich the collection for the nation.
New Perspectives includes newly acquired Irish art, Western art, portraiture, works on paper, and archival material, featuring artists from Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) to Alice Neel (1900-1984), and Ilya Bolotowsky (1907–1981) to Mairead O’hEocha.
From 5 June, to complement the main New Perspectives exhibition, a new display of portraits acquired over the past decade will go on view in Room 23. This free display features familiar favourites, including Gareth Reid’s portrait of Graham Norton, as well as works on view for the first time, such as Jane Bowen’s portrait of Sinéad O’Connor. Free entry, but visitors must book a free general admission ticket in advance. VISITOR NOTICE: This portrait display in Room 23 will be closed on Tuesday 15 June for essential maintenance. The rest of the New Perspectives exhibition will be unaffected.