The New Past – art exhibition
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.
For museum opening times, please visit www.nmni.com/um
Directions to Ulster Museum
The museum is a leisurely 20-30 minute walk from Belfast City Centre; follow signs for Queens University or Botanic Gardens.