Mise Éire

Saturday 8 February – Sunday 29 March 2020
Mainie Jellett: Abstract Composition | Mise Éire | Saturday 8 February – Sunday 29 March 2020 | Crawford Art Gallery

Mise Éire (I am Ireland) addresses key questions of independence and partition, modernity and nationalism, censorship and exclusion. The exhibition, structured across two gallery spaces, presents a selection of masterworks and lesser-known treasures from the Crawford Art Gallery collection. Although derived from the Padraig Pearse poem of the same name, it is organised according to two phrases from W.B. Yeats: ‘Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone’ and ‘A terrible beauty is born’.

The exhibition showcases beloved and familiar works – including John Lavery’s The Red Rose, Seán Keating’s Men of the South, Muriel Brandt’s The Breadline, 1916, and Rita Duffy’s Segregation – alongside those by Mary Swanzy, May Guinness, Louis le Brocquy, Rita Donagh, Jack. B Yeats, Nano Reid, Gerard Dillon, and Regina Carbayo. Portraits of Éamon De Valera, Constance Markiewicz, Roger Casement, Kate O’Brien, and Frank O’Connor will also feature.

Curated by Michael Waldron

Image: Mainie Jellett: Abstract Composition
Saturday 8 February – Sunday 29 March 2020
Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place, Cork
Telephone: +353 21 4805042
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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Admission / price: Free

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