The National Gallery of Ireland was established by an Act of Parliament in 1854 and first opened its doors to the public in January 1864.
Today the collection boasts some 2,500 paintings and approximately 10,000 other works in different media including watercolors, drawings, prints and sculpture.
Every major European School of painting is extensively represented. It also houses a renowned collection of Irish paintings, the majority of which are on permanent display.
There is a Yeats Museum with works by Jack B Yeats, his father John Butler, and other members of this artistic family.
The most recent addition to the Gallery complex was the Millennium Wing opened in January 2002. Designed by London based architects Benson & Forsyth and located on sites purchased by the Gallery in 1990 and 1996, the new wing introduced a new, second public entrance to the gallery from the busy thoroughfare of Clare Street in Dublin.
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