Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University receives grant

Connecticut Humanities announced in a release  that two Connecticut organizations will share nearly $47,000 in grant money to support humanities-based programming.
"One grant will fund a series of important discussions statewide about diversity and discrimination. The other will subsidize a unique exhibit of Irish artwork," the release said.
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University received a $16,867 grant from the agency to present “In the Lion’s Den: Daniel Macdonald, Ireland and Empire,” the release said.
"This exhibition of Irish artwork, which the museum says is the most comprehensive ever to be displayed in the United States, features the only known painting of The Great Famine. The exhibit will explore the enormous impact of the famine on everyday life in Ireland during the 19th Century," the release said.

 The free exhibit will be on display at the museum in Hamden from January 20 to April 17, 2016, the release said..
Further, "the largest grant was awarded to Hartford’s Amistad Center, which is partnering with the James Baldwin Project to host an ambitious series of film screenings, performances and discussions in several communities across Connecticut," the release said.
"The $30,000 Connecticut Humanities grant will support 'Conversations with Jimmy,”'a project which uses a film about the author’s life as a starting point to begin engaging discussions about diversity, discrimination and brotherhood."

The Amistad Center will hold a series of “Conversations with Jimmy” programs throughout the state through June 2016, the release said.
Also in the release:
Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. It administers a competitive grant pool made possible by the Connecticut General Assembly. Visit


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