It’s been a long wait indeed, but the gallery’s refurbishment is nearing completion, and there’s a good line-up of temporary exhibitions, too
This new book on Irish art in the early modern period includes excellent texts by non-national authors that finally place Irish artists in a European context
Irish art history owes a huge debt to the pioneering contribution of Anne Crookshank
Public collections need eloquent and passionate defenders if they are to thrive in today’s tough climate
The term’s been dropped from the title of the government department in charge of culture
Historic property goes on sale after long battle for the Browne family
And the National Gallery knows it
Ireland should be more concerned over the dispersal of its cultural heritage
Mike Fitzpatrick salvaged the programme after its disastrous start, but what’s next for the city?
Ireland’s outstanding 18th-century decorative arts have been long overlooked, but a new exhibition in Chicago looks set to change that
It was once nicknamed ‘The Wallace Collection of Ireland’: are efforts being made to save what remains of Bantry’s historic collection?
The Warburg Institute in London was celebrated in the October 1970 issue of Apollo. But as custodianship of the organisation comes under scrutiny, its future hangs in the balance
Sanctified and worldly subjects come together in the Scottish National Gallery’s exhibition of Venetian art
Can Heather Humphreys, the new Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, effectively steer her rather neglected department?
Patrick Scott has died aged 93, on the eve of his retrospective exhibition at IMMA
The NGI is 150 years old. Its holdings have been enriched by several benefactors. If only the state were as generous
Limerick’s first week as Ireland’s City of Culture has been a deliciously absurdist shambles as both the artistic director and CEO resign
The Bard Graduate Center’s marvellous exhibition ‘William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain’ arrives at the V&A this spring, and should not be missed
The Irish are a sentimental people, and the sale of Alfred Grey’s clumsy painting ‘The Emigrants’ Farewell’ at Adam’s last week just proves it
The New-York Historical Society’s ‘The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution’ actually reveals a measured side to the legendary show
Why the retrospectives to Eileen Gray (IMMA, Dublin) and William Scott (Ulster Museum, Belfast) shouldn’t dwell on their Irish roots