The Irish Association of Art Historians maintains a programme of lectures, events, seminars and tours to significant sites in Ireland and abroad. The Committee aims to ensure a broad and varied programme. Many events are exclusive to the members, but a number are open to guests and non-members. Check out our most recent newsletter for booking details on the events underneath (as well as alternative forthcoming events in Ireland).
IAAH Summer Outing 2019
13th June 2019.
The IAAH Summer Outing will take place on 13 June 2019, visiting two locations in Northern Ireland. The outing will start with a guided tour of the Scottish Colourists exhibition in the FE Mc William Gallery, Banbridge, followed by curator’s tour of Hillsborough Castle and the Royal Art Collection.
Advance booking by the 20 May is required for all attending the outing. Please book through Eventbrite. The total cost for the outing is €58.
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PAST EVENTS 2019
Tour: St Nahi’s Church, Dundrum with Jessica Fahy
Friday, 8th February at 2pm.
Join us for a visit to this little jewel box of Irish stained glass from the early 20th Century. We will trace the history of An Túr Gloine through the exceptional windows still in situ by Evie Hone, A.E. Childs, Ethel Rhind and Catherine O’Brien. There are other surprises included on this wonderful trip, such as the beautiful embroideries by the Yeats sisters who are themselves buried in the graveyard behind the church.
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Tour: The Mary Swanzy Voyages Exhibition at IMMA with Jessica Fahy
Friday, 15th February at 2pm
Just before it closes we will visit the not to be missed exhibition of one of the most exceptional Irish artists of the 21st century, Mary Swanzy. She experimented in almost every avant-garde movement leaving behind a diverse and exciting collection of works. From her academic portraits through her own particular style of Cubism to strange and bizarre surrealist paintings, this exhibition provides a rare opportunity to truly understand her career and to try and comprehend her relative obscurity in the history of Irish Art.