What’s on at the Hunt Museum – July 2017 – July is another great month for the museum as it will be hosting a wide range of exhibitions, talks and workshops.
What’s On At The Hunt Museum – July 2017
July is a great month for the Hunt Museum as it will be hosting a wide range of exhibitions, talks and lectures and workshops throughout the month.
Saturday, July 1st – Monday, July 31st
Naomi O’Nolan, the Museum’s Head of Collections and Exhibitions, selects one piece every month for display at the Hunt Museum. This month’s piece is a display of work by Brian MacMahon
Saturday, July 1st – Monday, July 31st
Limerick Printmakers have taken over The Hunt Café walls throughout 2017 adding a unique ambience to Limerick’s best riverside café. There will be a series of Kate McElligott throughout the month of July.
Jack B. Yeats and Paul Henry: Contrasting Visions of Ireland
Friday, June 2nd – Saturday, September 30th
For the entire summer the Museum is featuring two of Ireland’s most important 20th-century artists, in the exhibition Jack B. Yeats and Paul Henry: Contrasting Visions of Ireland. Billed to be an exhibition of both national and international significance, it features 50 works, many of which are not usually on public display. This brings together paintings drawn from private and public collections including works from the European Investment Bank Collection in Luxembourg.
Talks & Lectures
Highlight Lecture with John Elliot – Mapping a Renaissance City: Limerick in 1590
Monday, July 3rd 1 pm- 2 pm
John Elliot, of Limerick Museum and Archives, is currently working on the Digital Atlas of Limerick. He will deliver this lecture focusing on a 16th-century map of Limerick attributed to Edmund Yorke and its relation with other early cartographic representations of the city.
Artist Conversation with Brian MacMahon
Wednesday, July 26th, 11 am – 12 pm
Join us for an informal discussion with Brian MacMahon, a rigorous and intense painter, renowned for his richly coloured, heavily worked canvases of landscape, still life and figurative subjects. He will talk about his artistic practice.
Summer Exhibition Lecture Series
Thursday, July 20th, 1 pm – 2 pm
In conjunction with the Summer Exhibition Jack B. Yeats and Paul Henry: Contrasting Visions of Ireland, a lecture series will take place once a month. In July, come along for a lecture by Mark Patrick Hederman entitled ‘Jack and Paul: Two Views of the Turf-Cutter’s Donkey’.
Lunchtime Poetry Reading
Every Friday in July, 1 pm – 2 pm
The Limerick Writers’ Centre in association with The Hunt Museum presents Lunch Time Poetry Readings. Every Friday, two poets will give a reading in the Captain’s Room. These lectures will be preceded by a piece of music performed by local musicians.
Introduction to Book Binding with Eilish Murphy
Saturday, July 8th, 10 am – 12 pm
Create a variety of folded books with bookbinder Eilish Murphy. Starting with the concertina book, we will build upon this binding to create mutant books including a ‘hot dog’ book. 12 workshop places only. 6 participants minimum to be viable. Cost: €25 per person. Booking and advance payment required.
Neckpiece Workshop with Siobhán Daly Designs
Saturday, July 29th, 10 am – 1 pm
In this workshop participants will create their own personalised neckpiece. Siobhán will give expert guidance and direction and will support each person to develop their own design incorporating a variety of materials. Basic sewing skills required. Basic materials will be supplied but to achieve a personalised piece, participants are encouraged to bring along broken jewellery and other trimmings. 12 workshop places only. 8 participants minimum to be viable. Booking and advance payment required.
Kids & Families
Kids Arts & Crafts Club
Sunday, July 2nd 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Kids Arts & Crafts club is a chance to enjoy getting crafty with your kids, with a different theme every session. Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years old.
Summer Interactive Family Tours and Creative Response Sessions
Saturday, July 15th 11 am to 12 pm & 1 pm to 2 pm
Come along and creatively connect with the landscapes and figures depicted in the wonderful artworks of Yeats and Henry. Drawing on a range of media and textures, create your own masterpiece.
6 weeks of camp commencing on each of the following Mondays: July 17th, July 24th, July 31st, August 7th, August 14th, August 21st
This camp will be inspired by the 20th-century artworks on display in the Summer exhibition by Paul Henry and Jack B. Yeats. Through drama, music, puppetry, clay and college activities, camp kids will inhabit these paints and connect with the characters depicted in them. Many more creative activities will also be included.
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