The dawn to dusk celebration of Yeats Day is on this Friday June 13th and we’re delighted to be hosting events here at The Model.
The Model is home to the Niland Collection, one of Ireland’s most significant public art collections. Begun by Nora Niland in 1959, the collection features work by many of Ireland’s most acclaimed twentieth century artists. The collection has a particular focus on the northwest of Ireland and features many artists who are linked to the area through birth, family or subject matter including Jack B Yeats, Patrick Collins, Sean McSweeney, Patrick Hall and Nick Miller. Paintings by the Yeats family are also a particular focus and the collection features almost fifty works by Jack B. Yeats, nineteen portraits by his father John Butler Yeats, as well as works by Jack’s wife Mary Cottenham Yeats, and his sister Elizabeth Yeats.
Events at The Model this Yeats Day include:
Gallery Talk with historian and illustrator Nicholas Robinson at 2pm
The Niland Collection Catalogue Book Launch at 3pm
Current Yeats exhibitions at The Model this summer include:
“The Music Has Come” – 31 May – 30 Sept
On the occasion of Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, 2014, The Model presents an exhibition of work by Jack B Yeats that looks at music as a key device in his painting.
““The Stories of Red Hanrahan” – 03 June – 07 Sept
This small exhibition of McGuinness’ illustrations to William Butler Yeats’ The Stories of Red Hanrahan and the Secret Rose (1905) will mark the first time that these works have been exhibited publicly in many years.