Opening November 30, Moment in Time: A Legacy of Photographs features over 100 rare works spanning the history of photography from the Bank of America collection.

The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin is launching a unique photography exhibition later this year as Moment in Time: A Legacy of Photographs | Works from the Bank of America Collection comes to Europe for the first time. 

If you’re traveling to Ireland this winter, the exhibition will be a must-see. The collection features over 100 iconic images by Julia Margaret Cameron, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eugene Smith, Robert Frank, Dorothea Lange, and many more. 

The works span the full range of the medium, from nineteenth-century salt prints to digital prints of the twentieth century. Explore the history of photography while also learning more about which techniques were popular over the last 180 years. 

Over 50 years ago, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, pioneering collectors and historians who became the first curators of the photography department at The Museum of Modern Art New York in the 1940s, assembled this impressive selection of works spanning the history of photography.

“We’re delighted to work with Bank of America again on this important exhibition. As the Gallery continues to acquire photographs for the national collection, it’s fantastic to be able to share such significant works from Bank of America’s iconic collection with our visitors," Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, said. 

Moment in Time is part of Bank of America’s Art in our Communities Program, providing museums and galleries worldwide the opportunity to borrow complete exhibitions from Bank of America’s Art Collection. 

The exhibition marks a significant moment in the National Gallery of Ireland’s ongoing relationship with Bank of America. In 2017, the Gallery’s iconic painting The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife by Daniel Maclise returned to permanent display following an extensive period of conversation and research. This project was funded by the Bank’s Art Conservation Project. The work is one of the most important and popular Irish paintings in the national collection.

The following year, the Gallery was again awarded crucial funding by the bank’s Art Conservation Project 2018 to support the conservation of the Lavinia Fontana painting The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon. Part of the Gallery’s permanent collection, this is the largest known painting by one of the most renowned woman artists of the Renaissance. The funding facilitates an 18-month conservation project that is the first major treatment of the work since it was purchased in 1872.

Moment in Time: A Legacy of Photographs | Works from the Bank of America Collection runs at the National Gallery of Ireland from November 30, 2019. See for full details.