MSU Broad Museum - Into the Golden Age: Celtic Art of a Medieval Ireland
Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, MSU
Into the Golden Age: Celtic Art of a Medieval Ireland
Using the Irish Uprising of 1916 as a starting point, 2116: Forecast of the Next Century asks 16 contemporary artists to look forward another 100 years and imagine what the future might hold for Ireland. In this lecture, Caitlin Doherty, curator of the exhibition, will take us back to early Medieval times and a shared Celtic tradition which has become immediately recognizable around the world today. Using some of the finest works of art from this time as examples such as manuscript illumination, metalwork, and stone sculpture, the audience will be taken on a journey into the Golden Age of Irish art and will further consider how this continues to inform an understanding of Irish identity today.