Courtesy of Board of Trustees of National Museums Northern Ireland. Collection Ulster Museum.
© Estate of Jack B. Yeats, DACS London, IVARO Dublin, 2021.
Online Art Appreciation Course: The Yeats Family
Online (via ZOOM)
Join art historian Jessica Fahy for an 8-week online art appreciation course exploring the fascinating Yeats family.
Course starts Thursday 7 October 2021.
This course will cover the artistic production of three generations of the Yeats family. This is the story of John Butler Yeats, an extraordinary portraitist who could capture a likeness in minutes. His daughters Lily and Lolly, who helped found an Irish arts and crafts guild. His sons William and Jack: one better known as a poet but with ambitions to be an artist, and the other who remains perhaps the best known Irish artist to this day. The course will also examine the extraordinary work of Anne Yeats, granddaughter of John, a versatile artist who, like the rest of her family, played an important role in the art world in Ireland.
This course will take place live online via ZOOM webinar and each week will feature a Q&A session at the end. Each session will be recorded and made available for one week to enable participants to take part or catch up at their leisure. We cannot keep recordings longer than one week due to rights reasons.
Dates and time
Thursdays, 6pm – 7.15pm. Course starts on 7 October and runs until 25 November 2021.
€150 (20% discount for Friends; 10% discount for students and those aged over 65). Book course ticket online now.
This course will take place live online via ZOOM webinar and each week will feature a Q&A session at the end. Each session will be recorded and made available for one week to enable participants to take part or catch up at their leisure. We cannot keep recordings longer than one week due to rights reasons. Participants will also be sent course notes and slide lists.
Once you have booked your ticket, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. The ZOOM link will be sent the day before the first session.
About the tutor
Jessica Fahy is a freelance Art Historian, she is on the lecturer and guide panels for the National Gallery of Ireland, the Hugh Lane Gallery and UCD School of Access and Lifelong Learning. She gives both private and public talks and tours across Ireland, abroad and online covering all areas of Western Art from the 14th century to the present day. She has a MLitt in Art History from UCD where she also received her undergraduate degree with English as her joint major. She completed her MA in Italian Renaissance Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London in 2007.
This course is part of the programme for our upcoming exhibition Jack B. Yeats: Painting & Memory. The exhibition is happily supported by Key Capital.