2013 was an extraordinarily busy year at 1 Washington Mews. Starting last February, a plethora of activities has highlighted the range of this jewel in Greenwich Village: a memorable 20th Anniversary gala, conferences, exhibits, publications, concerts, workshops and all this on top of a range of classes offered to undergraduate and graduate students in theRead more..
Posts Tagged ‘Museums and Exhibitions’
James Connolly, one of Ireland’s most revered men, is the focus of a new touring exhibition, “Labor and Dignity: James Connolly in America.” Connolly was born in 1868. He enlisted in the army at 14 and later, in the 1890s, immersed himself in socialism and labor rights, which he would remain passionate about for theRead more..
After traveling from New York to Boston and then to Ireland, the Fighting Irishmen boxing exhibition, which details nearly 200 years of Irish fighters, is now open for viewing in Phoenix, Arizona, in the recently opened McClelland Irish Library. The Phoenix opening for “The Fighting Irishmen: Celebrating Celtic Prizefighters 1820 to Present” paid special tributeRead more..
The Ashcan School of artists were a group of realist painters who found inspiration in the seamy side of New York City. Tom Deignan looks at the Irish subjects who provided inspiration to these artists, as the Metropolitan Museum of Art mounts an exhibition of paintings by George Bellows (runs thru Feb. 18), one ofRead more..
The first Irish Famine museum in the U.S. was dedicated in Hamden, CT on September 28. Under the leadership of its president, Dr. John L. Lahey, since 1997 Quinnipiac University has been amassing a collection of art, texts and artifacts related to the the Great Hunger. The museum, at 3011Whitney Avenue, between the university’s MountRead more..
Christy McNamara, a photographer and traditional musician from Crusheen, Co. Clare, has been capturing images of Ireland for over 20 years. From up-close portraits of some of Ireland’s best-known musicians, including U2, The Pogues, and a number of traditional artists, to scenes from the annual Spancill horse fair and close-ups of life in rural Ireland,Read more..
The Irish composer of such American favorites as “Naughty Marietta,” and “Sweethearts” is the subject of a five-month-long exhibition at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Jack Callahan tells Herbert’s story. Before George M. Cohan was packing the theaters, another Irishman’s star shone bright on Broadway. Victor Herbert, one of the most appreciated composersRead more..
Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic-themed attraction, opened its doors to the public on Saturday, March 31. The giant complex is both owned and managed by the Titanic Foundation, a charitable trust. The foundation worked in partnership with the Belfast City Council to design an exhibition and space that would acknowledge Belfast’s prominent standing inRead more..
Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art is giving visitors a rare look at the daily lives of Irish country people in the nineteenth century. Once thought to be an unpopular subject among Irish artists in the 1800s, who often focused on the grander “big house” themes and landscapes, the rural Irish population comes to lifeRead more..
The Henry Ford Museum Unveils a New Exhibit This Saturday, Bill Ford Jr., Irish America’s 2011 Business 100 Keynote Speaker, was joined by an excited and distinguished crowd, including Michigan Governor Rick Snyder at The Henry Ford Museum to unveil a new exhibit: “Driving America.” The exhibit chronicles not just technological and aesthetic advances inRead more..