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Robert O'Byrne, fine and decorative arts writer, Navan, County Meath, Ireland, will present a free lecture entitled "As Much Taste and More Beauty: The Irish Country House Revealed.”

From the dawn of the 18th century, Irish houses of exceptional character began to be designed and built across the country. While influenced by what was taking place elsewhere, they quickly developed their own distinctive characteristics and charm. Drawing on his wide knowledge of these buildings and exploring properties not widely known, Robert O'Byrne invites you on a journey of discovery into the unique appeal of the Irish country house.

O'Byrne is one of Ireland's best-known writers and speakers on the country's fine and decorative arts. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Luggala Days: The Story of a Guinness House; Romantic Irish Homes; and The Last Knight: A Tribute to Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin. O'Byrne writes a monthly column for Apollo magazine and is a regular contributor to both the Burlington magazine and the Irish Arts Review.

Robert O'Byrne, fine and decorative arts writer, Navan, County Meath, Ireland, will present a free lecture entitled "As Much Taste and More Beauty: The Irish Country House Revealed.”

From the dawn of the 18th century, Irish houses of exceptional character began to be designed and built across the country. While influenced by what was taking place elsewhere, they quickly developed their own distinctive characteristics and charm. Drawing on his wide knowledge of these buildings and exploring properties not widely known, Robert O'Byrne invites you on a journey of discovery into the unique appeal of the Irish country house.

O'Byrne is one of Ireland's best-known writers and speakers on the country's fine and decorative arts. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Luggala Days: The Story of a Guinness House; Romantic Irish Homes; and The Last Knight: A Tribute to Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin. O'Byrne writes a monthly column for Apollo magazine and is a regular contributor to both the Burlington magazine and the Irish Arts Review.

Robert O'Byrne, fine and decorative arts writer, Navan, County Meath, Ireland, will present a free lecture entitled "As Much Taste and More Beauty: The Irish Country House Revealed.”

From the dawn of the 18th century, Irish houses of exceptional character began to be designed and built across the country. While influenced by what was taking place elsewhere, they quickly developed their own distinctive characteristics and charm. Drawing on his wide knowledge of these buildings and exploring properties not widely known, Robert O'Byrne invites you on a journey of discovery into the unique appeal of the Irish country house.

O'Byrne is one of Ireland's best-known writers and speakers on the country's fine and decorative arts. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Luggala Days: The Story of a Guinness House; Romantic Irish Homes; and The Last Knight: A Tribute to Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin. O'Byrne writes a monthly column for Apollo magazine and is a regular contributor to both the Burlington magazine and the Irish Arts Review.

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WHERE

Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
https://www.kimbellart.org/event/friday-evening-lecture

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Admission is free.
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