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The Hunt Museum offers a range of exhibitions and activities for June The Hunt Museum offers a range of exhibitions and activities for June

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The Hunt Museum offers a range of exhibitions and activities for June

The Hunt Museum offers a wide range of activities and exhibitions for the Limerick public, including tours around the museum, children’s activities, different arts and crafts classes, camps and lectures. The Hunt Museum offers to create an informative, thought-provoking and entertaining time and will offer guided tours. Also offered are the number of rooms provided as venues for different events, such as; meetings, lectures, seminars, receptions and dining. This month has seen a variety of different exhibitions and activities so far, and continues to offer more.

An exhibition by the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, titled: ‘Aibítir: The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art’, began in mid-May and continues until June 28. This exhibition features botanical paintings by the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, celebrating both our native language and native flora.  The selection reflects the diversity of form and stature of the flora found in its natural habitat throughout Ireland.  The exhibition aims to promote awareness of our native plant species and thus bring their story to a wider audience.  By pairing them with the first letter of their Irish name the essence of our native plants is brought to life. A free guided tour of the Aibítir exhibition is also available, and will take place on Wed, June 17, at 1pm.

The Steampunk exhibition, which began in mid-May and runs until June 28, shows pieces that are celebrations of heft, mass and are materials of science, and sets out to celebrate the blending of old world materials and new world tech, suggesting an alternative trajectory for history of design and innovation. 

The Twelve exhibition, which runs for the rest of June, and until Dec, 31, sees Limerick Printmaker, Sinead Dineen, take over the Hunt Café’s walls throughout the entire year, adding a unique ambience to Limerick’s best riverside restaurant.

The Hunt Museum offers a ‘drop in arts and crafts’ service, which takes place every Saturday. Children ages 2+ are welcome, and are tasked with interesting and creative projects every week. This service runs from 12pm-1pm, and offers one craft for €2 and both crafts for €3. Parents must stay with children at all times and booking is not required.

Carlos Pavan, guitarist and composer, will be performing original compositions from Argentina, on Fri, June 19 from 1pm – 2pm, and will be accompanied by flautist, Deirdre O’Flynn, and violinist, Tamasine Plowman.

Tickets cost €10 and are payable on the door.

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