Friends Event

Friends Lecture Series Edo in Colour


In this series of four linked lectures, join Dr Mary Redfern, Curator of Edo in Colour: Prints from Japan’s Metropolis, to explore the detail of these exquisite artworks and the vibrant world they conjure. Offering insights into our upcoming exhibition, this exclusive preview will reveal how prints helped shape and present the identity, vitality and place of Edo, and how Chester Beatty collected these prints and books for his Dublin Library.

Featuring some 100 prints and printed books from the Chester Beatty’s permanent collection, Edo in Colour will run from 5 February to 29 August 2021.

Wednesday 12 August: Selling the CityJapanese Prints, Publishers and Audiences

Wednesday 19 August: Dangerous PlacesTheatres and Brothels of the Floating World

Wednesday 2 September: Peace and ProsperityPicturing the Shogun’s Capital

Wednesday 9 September: Buying InChester Beatty and Japanese Prints

(Please note there is a break in the middle of the course on 26 August).

Location: Online webinar

Time: 14:30

Open today 9:45am - 5:30pm

Monday to Friday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb
Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec

Admission is Free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92