Judging Shaw

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We are delighted to announce the opening of our new exhibition, Judging Shaw. Exploring the life and legacy of George Bernard Shaw, this colourful show explains how a nobody captured the zeitgeist, and became one of the first private individuals to understand fully how to generate—and how to use—global fame.

Curated by Fintan O'Toole – and based on his brilliant new biography of Shaw – the exhibition contains a unique collection of artefacts, photographs and illustrations. It is a must-see tribute to the first man to win both a Nobel Prize and an Academy Award. Learn how Shaw bridges the Victorian era and the contemporary culture of celebrity, and why his carefully cultivated brand, 'GBS', still resonates to this day.  

Presented in association with Luas Cross City, the Royal Irish Academy and the National Gallery of Ireland

This remarkable new exhibition is open every day from 9.30am. We have also programmed an exciting series of Shaw-related events to coincide with the exhibition. Please book early to avoid disappointment:

Shaw Day

Anú Productions – one of the most exciting theatre companies at work in Ireland today – will stage a promenade performance piece for Shaw Day on November 2nd. For more information on Shaw Day, click here

Shaw and the National Gallery of Ireland

Join Leah Benson as she explores the impact George Bernard Shaw has had on our National Gallery, a place credited with having provided much of his early education in Ireland. Tuesday 14th November at 5.30pm. Leah's lecture will be followed by a complimentary wine reception. Tickets €5 here.

Judging Shaw

Join Fintan O’Toole, author and curator of Judging Shaw, for an illustrated lecture on GBS at 7pm on Tuesday 14th November. Complimentary wine reception at 6.30pm. Tickets €5 here.

Mrs Laden's Lentils

Meet food writer Catherine Cleary and historian Juliana Adelman for Mrs Laden's Lentils, a taste of The George Bernard Shaw Vegetarian Cookbook, and a look at the flavour of life as a vegetarian in the early years of the 20th Century. Thursday 16th November at 6.00pm. Tickets €5 here.

Shaw's Arias

Join soprano Síobhra Quinlan and pianist Annalisa Monticelli at 2.30pm on Sunday November 19th, as they draw on the work of George Bernard Shaw in a specially-commissioned concert. Tickets €5 here.

Guest curator Fintan O'Toole speaking about our new exhibition Judging Shaw at Little Museum of Dublin