Evening Art Treat: To mark the reopening of the main historic wings of our beloved National Gallery of Ireland, after years of repairs and refurbishments, we’re running a small, sociable evening visit from 6pm-8.15pm evening of Thursday 22nd June. (with a maximum of 15 guests)
Please note, this is not a NGI event (NGI is of course free) but a private event, for those who like the Dublin Decoded approach and enjoy a guided discussion with their art. Discusion will be led by art historian Arran Henderson, placing both the collection and refurbishment in its art-historical context. Please note, we won’t of course visit the Vermeer show on this evening, as it’s a separate event, highly recommended but requiring a separate visit and separate ticket (from the NGI themselves). Our tour on 22nd will view the Dutch, Spanish, French and other schools, as well as touching briefly on the refurbishment itself and how it all relates to the greater history and mission of the NGI. To book a ticket for this evening treat, please go here for tickets, or simply look for the EventBrite link top right of this page. Thank you.
Meet point: Please met your guide Arran just outside the gallery door (not the gate, the door please) of the old Merrion Square entrance. (Merrion Sq West, please see map above)
Meet Time: Meeting at the Merrion Sq main door from 5.55pm Thur 22nd. Entering gallery 6.05 sharp. It is not necessary to print out your tickets if you can display them on your phone. Save the trees 🙂
We look forward to welcoming you there.
Picture Caption: Featured, top image Claude Monet (1840–1926) Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat, 1874 Photo © National Gallery of Ireland. Courtesy of the NGI Press office.
image below: Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) Portrait of Doña Antonia Zárate, c.1805 Photo © National Gallery of Ireland