Butler Gallery, previously located at Kilkenny Castle, has moved to Evans' Home, on John's Quay, in the centre of Kilkenny City.
The move is part of a €6.3M redevelopment project of the historic site, and represents a significant new tourist offering for Ireland's South East.
The inaugural temporary exhibition in the main gallery is by acclaimed photographer Amelia Stein. The exhibition titled The Bloods is in association with the Kilkenny Arts Festival and features a series of 58 black and white portraits documenting members of the Irish defence forces.
Listen: Butler Gallery Director Anna O' Sullivan and Amelia Stein talk to RTÉ Arena
A wing of the new museum is dedicated to the work of renowned Kilkenny artists Tony and Jane O'Malley. Also on display are rarely seen works by artists Paul Henry, Louis le Brocquy, Mainie Jellett and Mary Swanzy.
Find out more about Butler Gallery Kilkenny here.