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Friends of the Crawford Gallery

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 Istanbul, Sicily, Malta and Madrid.

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.


Become a Member
Download the membership form here
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Administrators are present in the gallery on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm.

Administrators:
Noreen Mc Sweeney
Nessa Durcan
+353 (0) 21 490 7864

friends@crawfordartgallery.ie
Spring 2017 Lunchtime Lecture Series

The Gallery Lecture Theatre
Wednesdays in March
1–2PM Admission €5
All welcome

WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH 2017
PETER MURRAY
NUDE VERITAS - CLARE SHERIDAN ( 1885–1970 )
The spring lectures open with a talk from Peter Murray, outgoing Director of the gallery, on writer and artist Clare Sheridan whose travels brought her in contact with people as diverse as Trotsky, Lenin, Michael Collins and Charlie Chaplin.

WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH 2017
JOHN BOWEN
REFLECTIONS ON MY TIME WITH
THE CRAWFORD ART GALLERY

John Bowen retires as Chairman of the Board of the Crawford Art Gallery and shares some reflections on his time with the gallery.

WEDNESDAY 15 MARCH 2017
BLÁITHÍN HURLEY
(RE) PRESENTING THE FEMALE MUSICIAN IN 16TH CENTURY VENETIAN PORTRAITS
We welcome Bláithín Hurley, lecturer in Art History, UCC, who will talk on the music and art of Renaissance Venice.

WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH 2017
ÉIMEAR O’CONNOR
PAGEANTRY AND POLITICS: LADY ABERDEEN AND
THE IRISH LACE AND ART EMBROIDERY INDUSTRIES

Éimear O’Connor, art historian, will share her recent research on Lady Aberdeen, wife of the Viceroy of Ireland, and explore her contribution to the arts and crafts in Ireland in the early twentieth century.

WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH 2017
VERA RYAN
CARAVAGGIO IN CONTEXT
To conclude the series author and art historian, Vera Ryan, will talk on the work of Caravagggio. This lecture takes place a week before the Friends’ visit to the exhibition Beyond. Caravaggio at The National Gallery, Dublin.