Wednesday 26 June 2019

Lecture to detail travels of the elite

Freelance art historian, Jessica Fahy, will deliver a talk to Rathdrum Historical Society on the practice of the 'Grand Tour' undertaken by classically educated members of the northern European ruling classes in centuries past.

Jessica's talk on Monday, November 5, will trace the development of the Grand Tour undertaken by this elite group, with a particular emphasis on the artistic experience of the traveller. Further areas including historical and social context will be discussed along with the specific goals of the travels as well as some of the less high-brow activities!

Jessica has been teaching and researching European Art History for over ten years. She teaches art history courses for UCD Access and Lifelong Learning, the National Gallery of Ireland's Community Outreach Programme as well as other lectures and talks for the gallery. She is also on the panel of lecturers for the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Jessica also runs her own courses, leads art history tours and trips and gives talks for both public and private events.

The free talk takes place in the RDA Annex at 8 p.m. and is open to everyone.

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