Exhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacy

first_img TAGSDr Hugh MaguireexhibitionfeaturedFr John Leonardfull-imageGlucksman LibraryHunt MuseumlimerickMy city my home Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook An early photograph of Limerick’s O’Connell Street that is included in the Hunt Museum’s ‘My City, My Home’ exhitbition.LIMERICK’S artistic legacy is one of the finest in the country and deserves to be widely known, according to the director of the city’s Hunt Museum.Dr Hugh Maguire was speaking in advance of the opening of the Museum’s winter exhibition, ‘Limerick: My city My Home’  on this Friday, November 28. The exhibition, which  will be launched by Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan will run until next February.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The wealth of visual records for the city is most significant and especially from the sixteenth century onwards artists and cartographers captured the strategic, economic and architectural importance of the city.Limerick was considered very much within a wider European context and later its architectural embellishment and ambition linked it with tastes in Great Britain and subsequently the scale and breadth of the British Empire.The Museum’s winter exhibition is hosted in conjunction with the University of Limerick’s Glucksman Library and gives visitors an insight into the wealth of holdings, nationally and locally of Limerick visual material from sixteenth century maps to contemporary photography.According to Dr Maguire the exhibition can only touch on what’s available and whet the visitor’s appetite.“The available budget and the limitations of a gallery space only allow us a sampling of the beautiful imagery held in the region itself and in national collections including the National Library of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland.“The exhibition especially celebrates the Norton, Leonard, MacAnally and Lysaght collections in our sister institution – the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick with whom we are sharing this exhibition. Such collections as those accumulated by Fr. John Leonard highlight a deep affection for the city”, he said.The exhibition is open daily and admission is free. Advertisement Previous articleCriminals locked out of Limerick PrisonNext articleFighting cutbacks to highlight drug and alcohol awareness Editor Print Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin NewsExhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacyBy Editor – November 19, 2014 1086 First Irish death from Coronavirus Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years Twitter Limerick Post Show | At Home On The Farm Exhibition last_img read more

Show to address sexual issues on campus

first_imgThis Thursday, the Gender Studies department will host their annual production “Loyal Daughters and Sons” at the Carey Auditorium in Hesburgh Library.“Loyal Daughters and Sons,” originally a thesis project from the gender studies department, is a series of monologues and theatrical performances detailing experiences from Notre Dame students regarding sexuality, gender and sexual assault on campus.Senior Marissa Vos, director of the “Loyal Daughters and Sons,” said this year’s production aims to link sexual assault prevention with the concept of the Notre Dame community.“This year we tried to revamp things a bit with the gender relations and gender studies departments. Our tagline this year is ‘Is this how you would treat your family?’” Vos said.“We want to be true to what we always say, that we are a [Notre Dame] family. We can’t say that we are a family when people are suffering on campus.”Vos said this year’s script includes both old and new monologues from students who have experienced problems with sexual assault or sexuality on campus.“With all of the increased reporting, students felt like they could just come forward and tell their stories,” Vos said. “I’m hopeful that it’s something that people are more aware of, because [we] want to create a community where we feel comfortable talking about these kinds of things and [where] we are more active bystanders.”Vos said the increased awareness of sexual assault through freshman orientation activities has garnered an increased awareness and a greater understanding of the need to report sexual assault.“The way we revamped the [freshman orientation] education program has made it clear to incoming freshman that reporting [assaults] is essential,” Vos said.Vos is hopeful that this year’s show will be a follow up to the many sexual-assault-awareness campaigns on campus and will foster a greater sense of community regarding gender issues and acceptance.“The purpose of the show is not to blame anyone,” Vos said. “The purpose is to come together and make it clear that we want to create a community where we prevent sexual assault and discrimination.”Shelly Chatman, a writer for the show this year, said many of the interviews from students were left unchanged.“A lot of the monologues are [a] literal word-for-word of what a person said, and some of the words are so powerful that I felt that they stood on their own,” Chatman said. “The purpose is to understand what [the person] wants us to take away from their stories and making that clear.“It’s a show that tries to illustrate these issues in a way that’s very creative and helps start a dialogue. I feel that every single member of the Notre Dame community could learn something from this show.”The show opens Thursday and has performances Friday and Saturday as well.Tags: gender issues, gender relations, gender studies department, loyal daughters and sons, sexual assaultlast_img read more

India suffers double elimination in World Athletics Championships with Javelin and 4×400 relay teams…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Reuters/APAdvertisement azasNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vshx30Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4g1z9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) rc2sjWould you ever consider trying this?😱8aw0Can your students do this? 🌚jzyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Saturday’s qualification round for the final ended in a disarray for India as Javelin thrower Shivpal Singh and the men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams were unable to put together an impressive performance, as they saw their exits from the 2019 World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/APShivpal, who secured a silver medal in Men’s javelin throw category this year at the Asian Athletics Championships, along with his personal best of 86.23m, failed to qualify for the final round.The 24 year old, who hails from Varanasi, opened up with a throw of 75.91m, managed to produced his day’s best of 78.97m, in the second one, falling short of the minimum qualifying mark of 84m, finishing  10th in the Group A qualification round. His third throw was considered a foul.Advertisement The women’s relay quartet of Jisna Mathew, M R Poovamma, V K Vismaya and Venkatesan Subha, managed to finish the run in 3 minutes 29.42 seconds. Although besting out their previous fastest time of 3 minutes and 31.93 seconds in the IAAF World Relays in Japan back in May, the ladies failed to qualify for the finals after finishing in 6th position in the sixth in heat number one, and an overall finish of 11th in the first round heats.Soon after, the men’s team, including the likes of Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Anas, K.S. Jeevan and Noah Nirmal Tom, clocked their best of 3 minutes and 03.09 seconds, ended the event with a seventh finish in heat number 2 and 13th overall in the first round.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more