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January 18, 2019

Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Derry

18/01/2019 – 16/03/2019 – All Day
Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, 37 Great James St, Londonderry
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, is sending its acclaimed art collection to Ireland in 2018. The works will go next to Derry, for the exhibition Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger. The museum’s collection, the only one of its kind in the world, constitutes an incomparable direct link to the past of almost 6.5 million Irish and 40 million Irish-American people. The death and dispersion of 2 million people, followed by a further 2 million emigrations to the end of the century, makes the exhibition an important gesture of cultural reconnection. The Irish diaspora defines…
Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Derry