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Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum is home to an expanding collection of original art dating from the 19th century through the present day. Works by noted contemporary Irish and American artists are featured, as well as a number of important earlier works. The museum offers a unique opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to begin to explore the hitherto largely unrepresented, unspoken and unresolved causes and consequences of this tragedy, as well as to appreciate the art that continues to be inspired by it.

In addition to the artwork on display in the museum, Quinnipiac University holds a significant collection of printed materials relating to the starvation that occurred throughout Ireland from 1845–52 and the forced emigration during these years and beyond. This collection is housed in the Lender Family Special Collection Room at the University’s Arnold Bernhard Library. More information can be found here.

 

Photographs by Robert Benson Photography, courtesy of Wyeth Architects LLC and Group C Inc.