Complimenting the Summer Exhibition on Lavery & Osborne: Observing Life, The Hunt Museum is holding a lavish gala dinner in the gardens on Thursday 30th May, to raise money for the Hunt Museum. Guests will enjoy a private preview of this exhibition of two Irish greats, followed by a 5 course dinner provided by [...]
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The Hunt Museum to feature a Summer exhibition of two Irish Greats - Lavery and Osborne 1 June to 30 September Sir John Lavery and Walter Frederick Osborne were born in the mid-nineteenth century and although there is no record of them ever having met, the pair lived somewhat parallel lives. They [...]
Keywords: Egyptian, Roman, Goddess, Gods, Horus, Isis, Greek, Greco-Roman, Hellenisation, symbolism,breastfeeding, kingship, Alexandria. By Grace Cantillon 3 minutes to read Figure 1 - Carving of Isis Suckling Horus, Hunt Museum, HCM 102 Copyright: Public Domain When the Greeks, under Alexander the Great, conquered Egypt in 330 BC, they embraced the [...]
By Catherine Woods, Hunt Museum, 3 minutes to read Key words: Tapestries, fragment, medieval europe, Avignon, pope, papal city Beaufort, Turenne and Comminges Tapestry Fragment, Hunt Museum, HCL 017 Copyright: Public Domain On first viewing, you may not be particularly impressed by the Beaufort Tapestry fragment. It is after [...]
PRESS RELEASE: EXTRACT – 22nd Annual Exhibition by 2nd Year Painting Students, Limerick School of Art & Design
PRESS RELEASE: EXTRACT 22nd Annual Exhibition by 2nd Year Painting Students, Limerick School of Art & Design March 28th, 2019 – April 14th, 2019 An exhibition inspired by the Hunt Collection created by 2nd year Fine Art, Painting students from Limerick School of Art and Design. The aim is to create circumstances where creativity [...]
By Dolores McBurnie, Hunt Museum Docent, 2 minutes to read Keywords: Hare, March Hare, symbolism, Ming, porcelain, tea ceremony, Japanese, Zen, longevity, immortality, Taoism Fig. 1 Sweetmeat Dish in the form of a Hare. Item Code MG 116 B Public Domain, click here for object link Fig 2 [...]
To complement our, shortly to be published, Hunt Museum Strategy 2025 we are very pleased to welcome four experts to the Board. Key to our strategy are our Education and Community strands and the appointment of Joe O’Connell will deepen our connections with schools and use of the museum content to support curricula. Justyna [...]
By Brid Frawley, Hunt Museum, 4 minutes to read Keywords: Thoth, Ibis, God of the Moon, Baboon, Ancient Egypt, Seshat, Afterlife, Gods, Goddesses Figure 1: Thoout, Thoth Deux fois Grand, le Second Hermés, N372.2A, Brooklyn Museum, Egyptian art in the Brooklyn Museum Panthéon égyptien by Jean-François Champollion, Drawings of Thoth The Hunt Museum has [...]
Yesterday the Hunt Museum and Limerick Prison Education Unit took great pleasure in presenting the Bedford Row Project with a cheque for €1500. This will help them cover some of their Children’s Club running costs. This amount was generated in Summer 2018 from the sale of ‘Family Links’ exhibition artworks at the Hunt Museum. [...]
by Grace Cantillon, Hunt Museum 3 minutes to read Keywords: Angel, Stained Glass, Medieval There are over 40 angels in the Hunt Museum Collection. This one, in medieval stained glass, is distinctive in several ways. He is the only angel with a broken wing; he is playing an ancient trumpet, and he is looking wistfully downwards at a scene [...]