The Centenary of the Honan Chapel Public Lecture

Wednesday 25 May 2016, 6pm
UCC Public Lecture: Virginia Teehan

On Wednesday 25 May, Virginia Teehan will give a public lecture entitled ‘The Centenary of the Honan Chapel, Jewel in the Crown of the Irish Revival’, in the Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Geology and Geography Building, UCC (beside the Honan Chapel) at 6pm


XXjob 12/12/2012  NEWS Conductor Thomas Doyle with members of the UCC Choral Society at their Annual Carols by Candlelight service in the Honan Chapel.  Picture: Denis Scannell

Conceived and executed at the height of the Irish Revival, the Honan Chapel and its collection of liturgical artworks — in silver, wood, cloth, paper, and stone—provide a unique record of the creativity and skill of Ireland’s designers, artists and craftspeople, from a society on the cusp of independence.  Using new research, Virginia Teehan will examine the artistic and historic contexts of the Honan Chapel and its collection, and confirm its international importance. 
Virginia Teehan is Director of Cultural Projects at University College Cork. She is former Director of the Hunt Museum, Limerick and is joint editor with Elizabeth Wincott Heckett of, The Honan Chapel: A Golden Vision (Cork University Press, 2004), and is co-curator of The Arts and Crafts Movement: Making it Irish, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College. Her curated exhibitions include: Louis le Brocquy: Allegory and Legend; Seán Keating: In Focus; Limerick’s Silver, A Celebration of Silver; Jack B. Yeats, Master of Ceremonies; and Universitas, an exhibition celebrating 150 years of University College Cork.

This is the final lecture in UCC’s ‘Reconsidering the Rising’ Spring Public Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public. Talks will continue in Autumn 2016.

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