2 Feb. 2011

Yeats’ paintings come home to Sligo

The Model warmly invites you to the Opening Reception of Jack B. Yeats: The Outsider this coming Saturday, 05 Feb. from 6-7.30pm . View the invitation here.

The Outsider is a major exhibition of one of Ireland’s finest painters, and local son, Jack B. Yeats. Co-curated by Brian O’Doherty and Emer McGarry, the exhibition surveys Yeats’ career from his initial experiments in oils in the early 1900’s to his very last paintings completed just before his death in 1957.

The show will bring many of Yeats’ great masterpieces together in Sligo for the first time in almost 40 years. Many of the works in The Outsider are drawn from the impressive Niland Collection of art, which now boasts 49 Jack B. Yeats works and a further 19 works from his father John, two from his sister and four by his niece Anne Yeats and one by his wife Mary Cottenham Yeats. The Model is delighted to be in a position to fulfil the ambitions of Nora Niland, the founder of The Niland Collection, by staging this ambitious survey show of Yeats work in 2011.

The paintings from the Niland Collection will be joined by pieces from the collections of The National Gallery of Ireland, Tate Britain and Limerick City Gallery of Art. Many more works have been gathered from private collections all over the world, some of which have not been exhibited publically since the 1950’s. The Model is delighted to be in a position to show these great works in Yeats’ hometown of Sligo.

The Outsider runs from 06 Feb. – 05 Jun. 2011.

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