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08.03.2022, 18:00 P.M.

Tuesday 8 March – Painting Dublin, 1886 - 1949: Visualising a Changing City with Dr Kathryn Milligan -

This lecture examines the depiction of Dublin by artists from the late-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Artists' representations of the city have long been markers of civic pride and identity. Framed by the shift from city of empire to capital of an independent republic, this talk will examine artworks by Walter Osborne, Rose Barton, Jack B. Yeats, Harry Kernoff, Estella Solomons and Flora Mitchell, encompassing a variety of urban views and artistic themes. While Dublin is already renowned for its representation in literature, the lecture offers a vivid visualisation of the city's streets and inhabitants at a crucial time in its history. Dr Kathryn Milligan is an art historian specialising in nineteenth and twentieth century Irish art. From 2015, Kathryn was the inaugural ESB Fellow at the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art at the National Gallery of Ireland and an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, UCD. Her first monograph, Painting Dublin, 1886 - 1949: Visualising a changing city, was published by Manchester University Press in 2020.

  • We are hoping to host an in person lecture in the City Assembly House - those wishing to attend - please purchase a 'live' ticket.
  • Those wishing to attend virtually should purchase a virtual ticket - this will be delivered through Zoom.


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