Activity: Talk or presentation types › Public lecture/debate/seminar
Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art
This exhibition represents the Gallery's principal contribution to the Decade of Centenaries. It brings together over 50 paintings spanning the seventeenth century to the 1930s, depicting or inspired by episodes in Irish history from the early fifth century arrival of St. Patrick to the establishment of the Free State.
A significant number of paintings in the exhibition are drawn from the Gallery's collection, many of which have undergone extensive conservation in preparation for this show, such as Jan Wyck's The Battle of the Boyne, Francis Wheatley's The Dublin Volunteers on College Green, 4th November 1779 and Joseph Patrick Haverty's The Monster Meeting at Clifden. Other artists represented in the exhibition include James Barry, Charles Russell, John Lavery, Richard Thomas Moynan, Seán Keating, and Jack B. Yeats, complemented by loans from public and private collections in Ireland and overseas.
To coincide with the exhibition Creating Histories: Stories of Ireland in Art, the National Gallery of Ireland has organised an exciting programme of events. Over the course of the exhibition there will be workshops, talks, tours, plays, and film screenings, all focussed around the exhibition.