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The New Past

Time/Date - 10:00 - 17:00, Fri 8 Jul 2016 - Sun 5 Feb 2017

Irish Art from 1800 to 2016

Ecclesiastical Ruins on Inniscaltra, 1863 (circa). Bartholomew Colles Watkins,1833-1891

Ecclesiastical Ruins on Inniscaltra, 1863 (circa). Bartholomew Colles Watkins,1833-1891


Beginning with the year of the Act of Union in 1800 and ending with the centenary of the Easter Rising in 2016, the exhibition encompasses some of the most important themes in Irish art during the past two centuries. The title The New Past refers to the common expectation that Irish Art accurately represents Irish history, whereas in truth it is more often about inventing the past, as in the case of the Celtic Revival or the re-interpretation of Irish subjects in the work of Jack Yeats, Sean Keating and Louis Le Brocquy.

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Exhibition Details:

  • This is a Free exhibition
  • This exhibition is located in Art 2, in the Ulster Museum
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