President Michael D. Higgins was in New York in September for the United Nations General Assembly, where he attended many high-level bilateral meetings with other world leaders. While in New York, he also participated in various other events around the city with the Irish diaspora. At the U.N., Higgins delivered Ireland’s national statement to the General Assembly and later … [Read more...] about President Higgins in the U.S.A.
From rural Donegal to Russia’s Hermitage Museum: the bizarre journey of an Irish landscape by an American artist. ℘℘℘ You would hardly expect to find idyllic scenes of the Donegal Gaeltacht in a Russian state museum, but the celebrated painting “Dan Ward’s Stack” and other gorgeous canvases of rural Donegal grace the walls of two of Russia’s world-renowned art museums. The … [Read more...] about Dan Ward’s Stack
Imagine Ireland. What do you see? Patchwork green fields, stone walls, crystal streams, ancient ruins, horses...and lace. From manor house to country cottage, windows are draped with the delicate webwork. Sofas, tabletops, dressers, beds, and tea trays hold lacy runners, scarves, and antimacassars. Brides seem like angels haloed in billowing veils. Casual observers see only … [Read more...] about Sláinte!: The Lace Place
In Sotheby’s in London, on November 21, a sale of Irish art from the collection of Brian P. Burns – one of the most significant collections of its kind in private hands – brought a total of $4,204,562, the highest total for a private collection of Irish art sold at auction. The transaction brought Sotheby’s overall total for Irish art sales this season to $7.7 million.
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Hear my Voice, a cinematic tribute to those who suffered loss as a result of the Northern Irish conflict known as The Troubles, (1968–1998), was screened at the Core Club in New York on November 26. The film is based on artist Colin Davidson’s exhibition of portrait paintings, Silent Testimony, exploring the common humanity of the survivors of conflict as their stories unfold … [Read more...] about Silent Testimony