Friends of the Crawford Gallery
SPRING LECTURES 2014
The spring lectures open with a lecture by Vera Ryan on Caravaggio in Malta as an introduction to the Friends’ trip to Malta next autumn. In the centenary year of the beginning of World War One, Margarita Cappock and Vera Ryan examine the life and work of John Lavery and William Orpen. We look at post-war photography and cinema with Sabine Kriebel and Hilary O’Kelly will talk on Celtic Revival Dress in Ireland at the beginning of the century. We conclude with a lecture on the British painter Samuel Palmer to coincide with the opening of the exhibition of his work at the Crawford Gallery in April.
LECTURES WILL BE HELD IN THE GALLERY LECTURE THEATRE FROM 1–2PM
A summary of the lectures is below. For a more detailed overview, please download the pdf (629kb) here.
Friday March 7th
Art Historian and Author
Caravaggio in Malta
Friday March 21st
Dr Sabine Kriebel
Lecturer Dept of Art History UCC
Photography, Cinema and World War One
Friday March 14th
Head of Collections
Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
John Lavery and World War One
Friday March 28th
Art Historian and Author
William Orpen, Society Painter and War Artist
Friday April 4th
Celtic Revival Dress
Friday April 11th
1.00 - 2.00 pm
Visible Poetry: The Complete Etchings of Samuel Palmer
For further information and membership of the Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery please contact:
FRIENDS OF THE CRAWFORD ART GALLERY
Tel: 021 4907864
As an independent support group for the Crawford Art Gallery, the Friends´ aim is to promote awareness of the Gallery, its collections and exhibitions and to foster an interest in all aspects of art and heritage. Through your membership and participation in the Friends´ events we provide support to the Gallery for future acquisitions of art and for exhibitions.
Members of the Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery have the opportunity to attend our spring and autumn series of lunchtime lectures on art history, contemporary art and our local heritage of art and architecture.
Throughout the year the Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery also host short visits and guided day tours to galleries, museums and great houses and gardens of Ireland.
Members have the opportunity to attend short talks by art historians on specific works in the Gallery´s permanent collection followed by tea/coffee and scones in the Ballymaloe Gallery café.
Each year we organise a tour abroad for our members to places of cultural interest throughout Europe. Recent tours have been to Northern Italy, Provence, St Petersburg, Berlin and Barcelona.
Members of the Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery receive notification of, and invitations to, the opening of all Gallery exhibitions.
Details of membership are available from the Friends’ Office beside the Gallery Café.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Noreen Mc Sweeney
+353 (0) 21 490 7864
Become a Member
Download the membership form here
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