New online art appreciation course at National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland will host an online journey through the centuries in Cities and Suburbs: Life, Leisure and Landscape, a new art appreciation course beginning on March 30.

This eight-week online course with art historian Dr Kathryn Milligan takes a broad view of artists’ depictions of “city and suburb”, via paintings, drawings, prints, and archival collections at the National Gallery of Ireland. Incorporating Dutch, French, Italian, and Irish art, the course covers the 17th to 20th centuries. Walking in the footsteps of the urban observer, participants will follow the expansion of the city into its hinterlands, taking time to relax at suburban beauty spots.

Weekly sessions take place on Tuesday evenings, and each session will cover something different: from panoramas and maps to hawkers and street markets, urban calamities to the social city. Participants will receive a recording of each week’s session, allowing flexibility in these extraordinary times. The course is suitable for both beginners and experts.

Limited tickets are on sale at


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