Art History Courses

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Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is committed to providing dynamic, innovative and engaging programmes of education, appreciation and information on modern and contemporary art. Special art history courses taking place over a number of weeks include Avenues into Modern and Contemporary Art in conjunction with the ICTU Peoples College. Taking place in the Gallery at 11.00am on Saturday mornings from October to April, places on this 24 week course can be booked by contacting 01 8735879, e. JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING . Fee €135

For details of upcoming Peoples College lectures please see:

Basic Talks is a series of informal talks with leading contemporary practitioners, taking place at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane on the second Friday of every month. Curated by Basic Space in partnership with The Hugh Lane, BASIC TALKS is an open platform for talks, panels, lectures and performances. Speakers will include artists, curators, writers and critics who will generate discourse on producing and exhibiting art. BASIC TALKS is a collaboration between Basic Space and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, exploring alternatives in the dissemination of contemporary art and its discourses. Free and no booking required unless otherwise stated. For details of upcoming talks please see

Women Artists and the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art

Join lecturer Jessica Fahy for this four-day art history course exploring the school of realism promoted by William Orpen and the advent of modernism led predominantly by women artists. During these lectures we will explore the collection of the Hugh Lane to illustrate these points. Lectures take place on Wednesday 26 September; Friday 28 September; Wednesday 3 October and Friday 5 October from 2-4pm. Free, to book your place please go to

Exploring the Collection of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane - 2018 Lectures series in association with UCD Lifelong Learning.

Thursdays 11, 18, 25 Oct; 1 Nov 2018 / 2pm—4pm

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane has the foremost collection of modern and contemporary art in Ireland and is believed to be among the first galleries of modern art in the world. The Gallery is also significant for its association with the Nobel laureate W.B. Yeats. The Gallery’s prodigious collection which includes works by Renoir, Monet, John Lavery, Walter Osborne, Roderic O’Conor, Mary Swanzy, Norah McGuinness, Sean Scully and Francis Bacon spans an enormously fruitful period in modern and contemporary art and these lectures will offer opportunities for exploring insightful perspectives on landscape, figuration, portraiture and abstraction. The lectures will discuss the Gallery’s magnificent stained glass artworks by Harry Clarke; the Francis Bacon studio; sculpture by artists including Edgar Degas, John Kindness and others; socially engaged and political art; Irish artists abroad; women artists in the Hugh Lane’s collection as well as an opportunity for viewing Impressionist masterpieces in the Gallery spaces. Fee €100. To book your place tel. 01 7167123 or email  JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING