DUBLIN, IRELAND.-The National Gallery of Ireland will present Impressionist Interiors, on view 10 May – 10 August 2008. Millennium Wing. This summer, the National Gallery of Ireland will present an exhibition highlighting the intimate observations of the Impressionists and their contemporaries. Featuring many wonderful, well-known paintings by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cassatt, Gauguin, Vuillard and Morisot, the exhibition will explore how these artists created a strikingly modern vision of the world around them. Rejecting the narrative conventions of academic art, Impressionist artists chose deliberately informal interior scenes for many of their compositions.
Impressionist Interiors will include 40 paintings on loan from important European and US collections as well as works from the Gallery’s own collection. The accompanying catalogue written by Janet McLean, NGI Curator of European Art 1850-1950, will include contributions by S. Hollis Clayson, Professor of Art History, Northwestern University , Illinois , and Suzanne Singletary, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture , University of Philadelphia . A series of free talks around the exhibition will take place in May, and a special study morning on the topic, ‘The World of the Impressionists’ will take place on Saturday 7 June.
A timed-ticketing system will be in operation. Tickets: €10 (full price); €6 (concessions); €3 Children (ages 5-12yrs; Under 5yrs free); €23 Family Ticket (2 adults, 3 children). Concession prices apply all day Thursday; Audio guide free with ticket admission.
Advance booking (from 10 April 2008) direct from the National Gallery of Ireland (Millennium Wing); telephone (01) 663 3513 (No booking fee applies). Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster: www.ticketmaster.ie