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    Arts Tonight Monday 18 February 2013

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    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

    Coming up on Monday 25 February

    On Monday 25 February, Traces of Peter Rice: A new book on the late Dundalk structural engineer who worked on the Pompidou Centre, the Sydney Opera House and more. With Ruairi Quinn, Kevin Barry, Vivienne Roche, Shane O'Toole, Sean O Laoire, Sophie Le Bourva, Peter Rice's family, and extracts from Rice's own book: An Engineer Imagines, read by Arthur Riordan.

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