"Who Do We Say We Are? Irish Art 1922 | 2022": A Musical Interlude


Location: Snite Museum of Art

Join us for a live performance of a rich, musical interpretation of the works on view in the Snite Museum’s newest exploration of Ireland, Who Do We Say We Are? Irish Art 1922 | 2022.

New music commissioned and recorded especially for this exhibition focuses on the synergies between art, music and poetry. Co-producers Marty Fahey, curator of the O’Brien Collection, and Liz Carroll, composer and All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, interpret themes of national identity and the diaspora represented by the art on view in the galleries. (For more on the synergies between the arts, visit "Irish Art  . . . Amplified.")

With paintings by iconic Modern and Contemporary artists exploring Irish themes of nation-building and identity from the O’Brien Collection in Chicago and a special focus exhibition of photographs by the internationally recognized artist Amelia Stein, RHA, the exhibition and album are part of the larger project States of Modernity: Forging Ireland in Paris 1922 | 2022.

Jointly sponsored by the Snite Museum, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, the O'Brien Collection, and Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs, the concert will feature musicians playing selections from the album created for the exhibition.


Musicians and composers contributing to this project are Liz Carroll and Marty Fahey; Seamus Egan, Owen Marshall, Jenna Moynihan, and Kyle Sanna of the Seamus Egan Project; Mick O’Brien, Aoife Ní Bhriain, and Emer Mayock of the Goodman Trio; and Màiri Chaimbeul, Damien Connolly, Colman Connolly, and Liz Knowles.

Support for this event is being provided by the Irish Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Decade of Centenaries programme. It is a constituent element of an overarching initiative of the Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago: “States of Modernity: Forging Ireland in Paris 1922-2022.” 

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