The John J. Burns Library of Rare Boston College has acquired three significant archives of material for its Irish Collection, which is already considered to be the most comprehensive collection of Irish research materials in the United States. The three new acquisitions are an important George Bernard Shaw collection, the Bobby Hanvey Photographic Negative ArchiveRead more..
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Irish sculptor John Behan’s bronze memorial “Arrival” was recently unveiled at the UN Plaza in New York. Behan describes the work as having an emphasis “…on hope, the future. The people walk down the gangplanks into a new world having survived the wild, stormy voyage across the Atlantic. But the sculpture speaks to us ofRead more..
Controversy haunts memorial to the Molly Maguires. ℘℘℘ On 21 June 2002, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the hanging of the Molly Maguires — ten Irish Catholic anthracite coal miners convicted of intimidation and murder by an impartial jury of non-peers — ten men who led the miners’ fight against capitalist oppression through theRead more..
Sotheby’s was hoping that art lovers wanting to brighten their walls might also want to give their bank accounts a spring cleaning when works of the 7th Irish Sale were viewed in New York, Boston, Belfast and Dublin. The show featured paintings by some of Ireland’s most estimated artists including pickpocket in a Dublin pubRead more..
Patrons of New York watering holes such as Clancy’s, Rory Dolan’s and Barney Mac’s are seeing amazing things on the walls, and no, they haven’t had one too many. They’re gazing at the murals of artist Paul Joyce who recently exhibited in Houston. Joyce currently works as assistant studio manager for renowned contemporary artist JeffRead more..
The familiar swirls and knots of Celtic design are under renovation – American style. “American Celtic – Beyond the Ninth Wave” brings the Celtic art of 21st-century American artists to several cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Milwaukee, Lexington (K.Y.), and New York. The recent resurgence in interest in all thingsRead more..
The art of Bernadette O’Huiginn. ℘℘℘ “Semi-abstraction is the area that I feel happiest in, not pure geometry or pure abstraction or pure figurative representations, but rather the area in between,” explains sculptor Bernadette O’Huiginn. “I’ve always been attracted to the line of beauty, a sinuous, serpentine line. The significance of the curved line isRead more..
Dublin theater director Michael Colgan and producer Alan Moloney have joined forces in an ambitious new project that aims to bring all 19 stage plays penned by Samuel Beckett to life on the large and small screen. Actors set to star in the ongoing productions include Julianne Moore, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jeremy Irons, and MichaelRead more..
Never one to shy away from publicity, Michael Flatley won some laughs at this year’s Cannes Film Festival when he joked about potential titles for an upcoming movie he’s working on. Flatley has teamed up with scriptwriter Shane Connaughton, who won an Oscar for My Left Foot, and jokes that they “were thinking of callingRead more..
Louis le Brocquy’s painting “Traveling Woman with Newspaper” was sold at an auction of Irish art at Sotheby’s in London for £1,158 sterling, making the painting, executed in 1941, the most expensive ever sold by a living Irish artist. The work was hailed by Sotheby’s as “undoubtedly the greatest work by le Brocquy and certainlyRead more..