Kathryn Milligan : Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art

8 October 2016 – 15 January 2017

This exhibition will represent the Gallery’s principal contribution to the Decade of Centenaries. It will comprise some 50 paintings spanning the 17th century to the 1930s, depicting or inspired by episodes in Irish history from the early 5th-century arrival of St. Patrick to the establishment of the Free State. On display will be paintings from the National Gallery of Ireland’s collection, complemented by loans from public and private collections in Ireland and overseas. Works on display will include Jan Wyck (c.1640-1700), The Battle of the Boyne; Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) The Dublin Volunteers on College Green, 4th November 1779; and Joseph Patrick Haverty (1794-1864), The Monster Meeting at Clifden in 1843. Other artists represented in the exhibition include James Barry, Charles Russell, John Lavery, Richard Thomas Moynan, Sean Keating and Jack B. Yeats.

An illustrated publication to accompany the exhibition (edited by Brendan Rooney) will include essays from Tom Dunne, Ruth Kenny, Mary Jane Boland, Emily Mark Fitzgerald, Róisín Kennedy, and Roy F. Foster.

Curator: Dr Brendan Rooney, Curator of Irish Art, National Gallery of Ireland

8 October 2016 – 15 January 2017

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