Arts Tonight: The Famine in Art
On tonight's programme (first broadcast 26 December 2013) we visit Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, recently opened at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut.
In its opening exhibition, curated by Niamh O'Sullivan, the museum presents visual art, contemporary and historical, mostly but not exclusively by Irish artists, on the subject of the Famine, and is the first such dedicated museum in the world.
Voices on the programme: Niamh O'Sullivan; artists Alanna O'Kelly, Robert Ballagh, Rowan Gillespie, Margaret Chamberlain; Grace Brady, director of the Great Hunger Museum; John L Lahey, president of Quinnipiac University; Richard Kearney, Charles Seelig professor of Philosophy at Boston College, writer Kathleen Hill, and more.
Our thanks to Grace Brady, John Lahey and all at Quinnipiac University: www.thegreathunger.org/Museum
Pictured: from On Our Knees by Hughie O'Donoghue