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

Exploring the Collection of the Hugh Lane Gallery- in association with UCD Adult Access and Lifelong Learning

Thursdays 7-28 November 2019, 2-4pm

The Hugh Lane Gallery 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’s prodigious collection includes masterpieces of French painting. The Gallery also houses the renowned studio of Francis Bacon as well as paintings by this important 20th century figurative artist. These illustrated lectures and talks in front of artworks delivered by art historians offer opportunities for exploring insightful perspectives on landscape, figuration, portraiture and abstraction.

Fee: €100

How to book a place: Please contact e.  JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING or tel.  716 7123; places can also be booked here