Visual Arts

“Irish creative identity travels as easily as Irish people do … and we’re everywhere”—GEORGE BOLSTER

As part of the Opening Season in the New Irish Arts Center, we welcome our inaugural curator-in-residence, Miranda Driscoll, executive director of Solas Nua, Washington, D.C., and former director of Sirius Arts Centre in Cork, to help us bring to life the visual arts canvases within our theatre, atrium, ground floor, and interstitial spaces. Driscoll’s term includes curation of our opening group exhibition, The Space We Occupy, and summer theatre installation, a consequence of —, a retrospective of work by Maud Cotter.

We also welcome Dublin-based visual artist and curator Moran Been-noon, who will serve as guest curator for a yet-to-be-announced exhibition in 2023.

See our opening season calendar for visual arts exhibitions >

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Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; British Council; Morgan Stanley; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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