Autumn Lecture Series

Claude Monet, 'Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat', 1874. 

Autumn Lecture Series: A Fresh Perspective on Impressionism

Introducing a new series in which guest speakers will explore aspects of Impressionism and provide a fresh perspective on this popular style. It will be an exciting opportunity to discover the stories behind some Impressionist paintings and to join in the discussion at the end. Following the talk you will have the chance to meet the speakers and talk to them over a glass of wine.

Lectures take place in the gallery lecture theatre each Thursday evening in October at 6.30pm, and are followed by a drinks reception in the gallery.


3 October, 6.30pm
Introduction by Sean Rainbird, Director, National Gallery of Ireland
Claude Monet and the French Landscape
Dr Frances Fowle, Senior Lecturer, French and British 19th Century Art, Senior Curator of French Art, National Gallery of Scotland

10 October, 6.30pm
Impressionism – Art at the Edges
Janet McLean, Curator of European Art 1850-1950, National Gallery of Ireland

17 October, 6.30pm
The Impressionist Nude
Dr Alyce Mahon, Senior Lecturer in the History of Art, Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge

24 October, 6.30pm
The Art of Édouard Manet: Portraying Life
MaryAnne Stevens, Former Director of Academic Affairs, Royal Academy of Arts, London

31 October, 6.30pm
Vincent Van Gogh: his Art and his Letters
Dr Paula Murphy, Senior Lecturer, School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin


In association with BNP Paribas Foundation and BNP Paribas Ireland and the Irish Association of Art Historians

BNP Paribas


 Details:Tickets cost €10 per talk. Season Ticket €45 for the series of 5 talks.
Tickets on sale in advance from the Gallery Shop 01 663 3518.

Enquiries: NGI Education Department. E: T: 01 663 3504.