A Photo Album of Ireland

Through more than 120 photographs – from scenes of pastoral picnics, holiday celebrations and parlor portraits to images of “the troubles of the North” – this touring exhibition documents the triumphs and turmoil of life in Ireland over the past century and a half.
Dates: 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 to Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Through more than 120 photographs – from scenes of pastoral picnics, holiday celebrations and parlor portraits to images of “the troubles of the North” – this touring exhibition documents the triumphs and turmoil of life in Ireland over the past century and a half.
 
Featuring digitized images of early ambrotype portraits, informal Box Brownie shots, 35mm documentary shots, and Polaroid pictures, the collection is both a personal and powerful album spanning from the 1850s to the advent of the digital era in the early 1990s. It is presented in conjunction with Culture Ireland’s 2016 International Culture Programme marking the centennial of a key moment in the country’s journey to independence, the Easter Sunday rebellion (or Easter Rising) of 1916.
 
Co-presented by ExhibitsUSA, a national division of the Mid-America Arts Alliance, with the Missouri Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.