Rosemarie Mulcahy Distinguished Lecture Series

This lecture series was held in honour of the late Professor Rosemarie Mulcahy. A world-renowned scholar who published extensively on sixteenth and seventeenth-century Spanish art, Professor Mulcahy had a long-standing relationship with UCD, as a student, occasional lecturer, Honorary Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor.  The series was funded by UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies and held with the collaboration of the Embassy of Spain. 

Velázquez as portraitist

Dr Peter Cherry, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin, Thurs, 12 February 2015


The Nature of Drawing

Lorcan Walshe, artist, Thurs, 5 March 2015


Spanish Old Masters and a Modern Sensibility

Professor Edward J Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, Thurs, 23 April 2015


Rosemarie Mulcahy Seminar Room

On November 28 2013 the School of Art History and Cultural Policy hosted a reception and a lecture, given by Dr Marta Bustillo, to celebrate the renaming of its Seminar Room in honour of our esteemed colleague, the late Professor Rosemarie Mulcahy, the world-renowned scholar who published extensively on sixteenth and seventeenth-century Spanish art. Among the guests at the celebrations were Professor Mulcahy’s husband, Seán, members of the Mulcahy and Scully families, close friends and colleagues from her years teaching at UCD and TCD. The School was honoured that his Excellency, Mr Javier Garrigues Flórez, Spanish Ambassador, and his wife attended the celebrations accompanied by Mr Rafael Soriano, Spanish Cultural Attaché.

The evening’s celebrations also marked the generous donation of Professor Mulcahy’s significant library of Spanish art publications, as well as Spanish archival material and her research and teaching papers to the School. Generously gifted by her husband, sisters and mother this collection is now located in the Rosemarie Mulcahy Seminar Room and presents a major addition to the School’s existing reference library, the Françoise Henry Reading Room. The Rosemarie Mulcahy Collection is being catalogued but already numbers in excess of 1000 items, of which some 650 are books on Spanish art and architecture, in addition to its history and literature. Once cataloguing is complete it is hoped that the collection will serve as a resource for students and scholars of the art and visual culture of Spain.