Art Appreciation Course: Sarah Purser A Force for Irish Art

Artist: Sarah Purser

Artist: Sarah Purser

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8-29 August 2024

Fee: €60 Book

During this four-part art appreciation course, you will learn about the influences shaping art over the past four decades.

Art Appreciation Course

Thursdays 8-29 August 2024, 2-4pm

More Power to You! A Force for Irish Art with Jessica Fahy

This four-part course celebrates Sarah Purser, an indomitable figure in Irish art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and will examines Purser’s multifaceted role as artist, activist and collector.

Sarah Purser (1848 – 1943) was a hugely influential figure in Irish artistic circles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, both as an artist and as an organiser. She played an important role in the founding of Hugh Lane Gallery and helped secure Charlemont House as the gallery’s permanent home. This art appreciation course explores themes arising from our exhibition Sarah Purser More Power to You! A Force for Irish Art and will highlight the significance of her work as an artist, collector and activist, the founding of the Friends of the National Collections of Ireland by Purser; and the wider context of art and society during Purser’s lifetime.

Fee: €60, advance booking required via Eventbrite


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