THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL (1/9/2011).
Course Title: Hugh Lane Founder of a Gallery of Modern Art for Ireland
Eight week lecture series in conjunction with UCD Adult Education Centre
Thursday 29 September 2011 - Thursday 17 November 2011, 2pm-4pm
Lectures take place in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.
Course organised by Jessica O'Donnell, Curator of Education + Research, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.
This lecture series will celebrate Hugh Lane’s pioneering achievement in founding a gallery of Modern art in Dublin. The Cork-born, London based art dealer was among the first to collect French Impressionist paintings. His ambition to establish a gallery of modern art was realised in 1908 with a superb collection of Irish, British and Continental works amassed by Hugh Lane and his supporters. The story of the foundation of the gallery, the struggle to establish a permanent home for the collection and the ensuing turbulent controversy surrounding Lane’s bequest will be covered as will reference to most recent acquisitions and the contemporary exhibitions programme.
How to enrol: The course fee is €140 and please contact the UCD Adult Education Centre on 01 7167123.
See the Schedule of Lectures 2011 pdf for full details of lectures.