Art Smart: Exhibits In Connecticut
Connecticut is rich with art galleries, museums and artists; at any given time, there are dozens of exhibits to see, all over the state, by a wide variety of artists using a wide variety of techniques. ArtSmart is the place to go to see what's out there, who's out there, where it is and how long it will be there.
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Great Hunger Museum Digitization Project
On Dec. 16, Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden will launch a digital database containing about 1,500 articles and illustrations related to Ireland and the Great Famine (1845-52). The information will be available at www.ighm.org. The database will be comprised of illustrated newspapers and publications including, "The Illustrated London News," "Punch," "The Pictorial Times" and "The Graphic." Further digitization will be done for pre-1845 and post-1852 documents in the collection. The museum chose Dec. 16 as the date to launch the digital database based on a Dec. 16, 1848 sketch from "The Illustrated London News" that depicted a starving family that had been dragged from its cottage and forced to spend Christmas in a hole, burrowed in the ground "like otters and snipes." Museum hours are Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.