Exhibit: "'Looking at the Stars': Irish Art at the University of Notre Dame"

Location: Snite Museum of Art (View on map.nd.edu)

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August 17 — December 14, 2019

With the recent gift of modern paintings by artists such as Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957), Roderic O’Conor (1860-1940), and Mary Swanzy (1882-1978), among others, from the Donald and Marilyn Keough Family, the University of Notre Dame has laid a solid foundation on which to build a rich collection of Irish art that will inspire audiences the world over. This is the premier examination of many works from the Keough gift as well as several other significant collections of Irish Art.   Taken together, the collections combine to create a landmark exhibition at the Snite Museum of Art.


All are invited to a public reception on Friday, Sept. 6, for the Snite Museum of Art’s fall temporary exhibition “'Looking at the Stars': Irish Art at the University of Notre Dame." The event will include light refreshments and entertainment by Mayo Snaps, compliments of the Friends of the Snite Museum and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. A cash bar will be available. 

The reception will follow a 4 p.m. public reading by acclaimed Irish playwright Marina Carr. Carr will be on Notre Dame’s campus for a two-week residency, hosted by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, in which she will lecture, host a roundtable, and meet with classes. Carr’s lecture is sponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.

Brief remarks about the exhibition will be at 6 p.m.

Originally published at conductorshare.nd.edu.