Art Studies: Irish Art and Modernism

Event type:
Art Studies
Lecture Theatre
Season Ticket €75/ Single Ticket €8.50

Mary Swanzy, 'Propellors'


Modernism is usually associated with a period of experimentation when artists explored the function of art, the nature of materials and discovered new ways of seeing. A tendency towards abstraction characterized much of modern art. More recent art work has been called contemporary or post-modern art. This particular series of lectures will explore the subject of ‘modernism in Irish art’.  


24 January - Keating, MacGonigal & the RHA in the early 20th century.
Dr. Eimear O’Connor HRHA, Research Associate-TRIARC-Irish Art Research Centre, Trinity  College Dublin.

Next week, 31 January - The West and its impact on Jack B. Yeats and Paul Henry
Dr. S. Brian Kennedy, art historian, author, formerly of the Ulster Museum, Advisory Board Member, Volume V, RIA Dictionary of Art & Architecture of Ireland.

Details: 17 January to 21 March, Thursdays 6.30pm, Gallery Lecture Theatre. A Certificate of Attendance is provided for those who attend the course. 

Season Ticket: €75 for 10 lectures. Single Ticket: €8.50 per talk (Concession 10%: Students/OAP/Unwaged/Registered Disabled/Friends of NGI, proof of status required), available from the Gallery Shop: 01-663 3518.

Enquiries: Education Department T: 01-663 3504/5 E: