We are pleased to announce a new exhibit on the 1916 Easter Rising which is being hosted by the Walsh Library Gallery and Archives & Special Collections.
The Easter Rising also known as the Easter Rebellion is perhaps the defining moment in modern Irish history. The Rising set the stage for events that changed the course of Irish history. However, the event itself was hampered by confusion and lack of support. On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916 rebel leader Pádraic Pearseread the Proclamation of the Republic from the front of the General Post Office (GPO) to a small and disinterested group of Dubliners.
To learn more, please visit our exhibit on the Easter Rising, Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising, on the first level of Walsh Library viewable in the display window adjacent the Walsh Gallery.
You can also learn more by reading The Rising: Easter 1916 by Fearghal McGarry. This book focuses on the experiences of the people who participated in the Rising. McGarry uses eye-witness statements to tell the story of the rebels:
Additionally, the Seton Hall University Libraries provide access to some excellent documentaries on the Rising through our Kanopy streaming service. Liam Neeson narrates 1916: The Irish Rebellion a three-part series on the Rising from the Irish perspective. And The 1916 Easter Rising from the Great Courses series, provides the details of Easter week and its aftermath:
This period of civil unrest (between July 12 and July 17, 1967) was a protest by African-American residents in response to various discriminatory practices. The causes associated with this event can be traced back through a long history of uneasy relations between lawmakers, law enforcement, and local citizens. Click here for more information.
This year marks the 80th anniversary since women first attended lectures or taught courses at Seton Hall. These trailblazers were part of the now defunct Urban Division established by then College President Monsignor James F. Kelley who provided a more inclusive educational experience for all qualified applicants. Click here for more information.
The Walsh Gallery, in collaboration with the Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation, is pleased to present Kiki and Seton Smith: A Sense of Place.
Key to this exhibition is the idea that place irrevocably impacts our sense of self. Kiki’s drawings and prints look to the natural world to understand the relationship between place and identity on a symbolic level. Seton’s large-scale photographs look to the built environment to convey associations by moving within, and navigating through, space. Contextualized in this manner, the artists explore the complex psychological and emotional terrain to be negotiated in understanding the self and the manner in which place becomes a defining characteristic of identity. The fragility of the human condition and the places we traverse in our mortal journey are the narrative impulse of this exhibition.
50 years after the Second Vatican Council, scholars, clergy, and Catholics all over the world are still considering the impact of one of the major Church events of the last century. For those with an interest in religious studies or Church history, this is an important time of discussion, analysis, sharing, and review.
The Walsh Gallery Presents
DRIVING WITHOUT DESTINATION
SEPTEMBER 7 –OCTOBER 2, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 5PM TO 8PM
“Larry Ross – From Here to Here – acrylic on artboard – 2010” – courtesy of the artist
The Walsh Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition of contemporary art in collaboration with the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture. Exhibiting artists were inspired by an essay written by Dr. Dermot Quinn, in which he ponders the ramifications of global culture. Quinn’s essay reflects upon G.K. Chesterton’s seminal essay, “The Outline of Insanity” which although published in 1926, accurately predicts the effects of cultural and political homogeny. Curators, Tony Capparelli and Jeanne Brasile were motivated to produce the exhibition due to the timely subject matter that ponders the thought that “oneness” denies the beauty and glory of diversity in an increasingly homogenous world.
Participating artists include: Shannon Bellum, Ellen Denuto, Billy Friebele, Kathleen Gerard, Allan Gorman, Max Heller, So Yoon Lym, Tony Murray, Mary Ann Reilly, Ryan Roa, Larry Ross, Joan Sonnenfeld, Bill Westheimer and Heidi Younger. The artists were selected through an open call process and juried by the curators, Father Ian Boyd, C.S.B. and Director of the Chesterton Institute, Gloria Garafulich-Grabois and Dermot Quinn, Ph.D, Professor of History at Seton Hall University. The jury panel aimed to present a balance of themes and media in the exhibition. A symposium will take place on Saturday, October 2nd at 2pm in the Walsh Gallery. Speakers include Father Ian Boyd, who is also Editor of the Chesterton Review and Dr. Dermot Quinn. All events are free and open to the public.