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Hunger, Past And Present, Topic Of Bridgeport, Hamden Exhibits

Hunger, Past And Present, Topic Of Bridgeport, Hamden Exhibits

Hunger is a dramatically compelling subject but it seems to make its way into the fine arts infrequently. Maybe the specter of abject misery is just too tragic, especially when one considers how avoidable famine usually is. To paraphrase one observer, crop failure may be an act of God, but mass starvation is an act of man.

Two exhibits currently in Connecticut are unusual. One, at a museum dedicated to the 19th-century Irish famine, looks at starvation in the past. Another exhibit looks at hunger in the present.

'Daniel Macdonald'

During Ireland's potato blight of 1845-1852, which killed 1 million and forced 2 million to emigrate, Irish artists worked in...

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