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

Art History Series

Fridays 22 and 29 March 2019, 2-4pm

A Drama in Muslin: Dublin in Art

During these four illustrated talks, Jessica Fahy will explore inter-relationships between authors’ descriptions and artists’ representations of Dublin city and society. Fee €20 including tea/coffee. Booking through is required here.

Thursdays 9 and 16 May 2019, 2-4pm

Artists’ Memoirs

Join Jessica Fahy for these four illustrated lectures when the vivid accounts of artist’s lives and careers are explored through the medium of writing by artists. Fee €20 including tea/coffee. Booking through is required.