Saturday 27 April 2013, Lecture Theatre
It is rare that creative genius emerges in several figures within one family. An even rarer occurrence is when this extraordinary creativity is manifest within one generation of a family in the fields of arts, crafts, literature and design. Such is the case with the Yeats Family, who lived between Dublin, Sligo and London, and whose careers intertwined with the Celtic Revival, contemporary life, art, culture and politics comprising many of the ingredients of modern Ireland.
10.00 John Butler Yeats, the prodigal father.
Donal Maguire, Administrator, Centre for the Study of Irish Art.
10.30 W.B. Yeats, the poet laureate son.
Professor Patrick Mason, theatre director.
11.10 Morning Coffee
11.30 The Yeats Sisters.
Dr. Hilary Pyle, writer, curator, biographer and Yeats scholar.
12.00 Jack B. Yeats: an artist of his time
Roísín Kennedy, writer, curator and lecturer.
12.00 Panel Discussion
Chair: Professor Luke Gibbons, Chair of Literary and Cultural Studies, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
13.30 Reading of the poems of WB Yeats by Patrick Mason. In association with Poetry Ireland.
15.00 Tour of the exhibition The Sketchbooks of Jack B. Yeats 1897-1995 with Sarah Edmondson
Details: Tickets: €25 ; Students: €5, in advance from the Gallery Shop
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