Art History Courses

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Following the re-opening of the Gallery we hope you continue to enjoy our  our series of newly created talks and imaginative art activities that can be viewed on the Gallery's youtube channel and suggestions for reading, listening, watching and more as part of our Artists Takeover series here

Online Art History Lectures series: Avenues into Modern and Contemporary Art

Saturdays 3 October 2020 - Saturday 17 April 2021 ( excl. 24 Oct, 19, 26 Dec 2 Jan, 3 April)


This online series of illustrated art history lectures will look at the diverse range of influences, subject matter and artistic movements explored by some of the most innovative artists from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Throughout the course, temporary exhibitions will also be examined alongside works from the permanent collection. These illustrated lectures curated by the Hugh Lane will offer the opportunity for exploring engaging and wide-ranging themes from art history to contemporary visual art practice, to wider societal concerns such as the theme of borders explored by artists nationally and internationally.

Fee: €135

How to book: Places can be booked by contacting 01 8735879, e. JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

  • All  talks in term one will be presented through the Zoom online platform (until 23 January 2021). Any subsequent change, if any, from online to in-gallery talks will be subject to current guidelines.


Online Art History Lectures Series: Artists and their Travels

Wednesdays 14 October – Wednesday 18 November 2020, 2.30pm-3.30pm

Join us for this six part illustrated lectures online series with Jessica Fahy when we will be exploring the theme of Irish artists and their travels abroad. We will also be looking at artists who came to Ireland and were inspired by this experience in their art practice. Fee in total for this  series: €20. To book a place please see here

These talks will be presented through the Zoom online platform.