Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac Hosts Grandparents Day Saturday

HAMDEN – Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University will host Grandparents Day from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the museum, 3011 Whitney Ave.

Quinnipiac University’s Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

Grandparents Day will begin with a guided tour at 10:30 a.m. Throughout the day, family trees will be available for children to decorate while learning about their ancestors. Children will also have the opportunity to create interview questions to ask their grandparents.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to the Irish Famine. The museum preserves, builds and presents its art collection to stimulate reflection, inspire imagination and advance awareness of Ireland’s Great Hunger and its long aftermath on both sides of the Atlantic.

Works by noted contemporary Irish artists are featured at the museum including internationally known sculptors John Behan, Rowan Gillespie and Éamonn O’Doherty; as well as contemporary visual artists, Robert Ballagh, Alanna O’Kelly, Brian Maguire and Hughie O’Donoghue. Featured paintings include several important 19th and 20th‐century works by artists such as James Brenan, Daniel Macdonald, James Arthur O’Connor and Jack B. Yeats.

The museum is open Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Museum admission is free.


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