Art History Course Spring 2013

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Hugh Lane Education and Research Department in conjunction with UCD Adult Education Centre – Spring 2013

Title: Hugh Lane: Founder of a Gallery of Modern Art for Ireland

Format: Slide illustrated lectures, gallery talks, tutorial sessions and behind the scenes tours

Dates: Tuesday 29 January 2013 – Tuesday 19 March 2013

Time: 2 – 4pm

2 – 3pm – slide illustrated lecture, in Gallery lecture space

3 – 4pm – tours, behind the scenes and tutorials

Location: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Course organised by: Jessica O’Donnell, Curator of Education + Research, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

To enrol: Course Fee: €155.  To enrol please contact UCD Adult Education on 01 7167123.

Description: 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.