Familiar and Unknown:

Exploring iconic and overlooked moments in art and architectural history.

Programme lecturer: Dr Niamh NicGhabhann, Assistant Dean, Research (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) and Course Director, MA Festive Arts Programme, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick

Throughout this lecture series, a ‘celebrity’ painting, building or piece of sculpture will be examined in relation to a work by another artist, sculptor or architect that may be less well-known, exploring the history of art as well as the nature of artistic reputations.

Wednesday evenings 6pm to 8pm on:

– October 17th & 24th

– (Please Note: there is no session on Wed October 31st)

– November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.

Course fee: €100.00, for all 6 sessions


Session 1:  No. 1 Pery Square Hotel, Limerick – (Upstairs Boardroom)

Session 2: The Hunt Museum 

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Abbey de Fontenay, France (founded c. 1118) and Monasternenagh Abbey, Limerick (founded c. 1148).

Michelangelo Caravaggio’s The Taking of Christ and Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith Beheading Holofernes (c. 1620)

Daniel Maclise’s The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife (c. 1854) and Erskine Nicol’s The 16th, 17th (St Patrick’s Day) and 18th March (1856).

Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles D’Avignon (1907) and Sonia Delauney’s Prismes Electriques (1914)

Le Corbusier’s Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp (1950-1955) and Paul Koralek’s Berkeley Library, TCD (1967)

Christo and Jeanne Claude’s Running Fence (1976) and Kara Walker’s A Subtlety or The Marvellous Sugar Baby (2014)