Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger
Dublin Castle bring Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger to Ireland for the first time.
This exhibition is the world's largest collection of Famine-related art. Being shown for the first time in Ireland, Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger is originally from Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut.
The exhibition shows the drastic effects of the famine which caused the death of 2 million people followed by a further 2 million emigrations, it's a direct link to the past of almost 6.5 Irish and 40 million Irish-American people.
Throughout this exhibition, gaps and connections from past and present Irish history raise important issues of poverty, displacement and violence along with class, gender and identity all through the lens of the artwork. The exhibition looks over 170 years, featuring leading Irish and Irish-American artists.
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