American Irish Histoical Society Cultural Award

About the Society

The American Irish Historical Society headquarters reopened March 16, 2008 after a two year restoration and renovation.

The Society, founded in 1897 to inform the world of the achievements of the Irish in America, is today a national center of scholarship and culture.

From its home on New York’s Fifth Avenue, across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Society serves as a focal point of the contemporary transatlantic Irish experience, a place where current public issues are explored, and where the great renaissance in Irish culture is celebrated in lectures, concerts, art exhibits and a literary journal.

About the Cultural Award

The American Irish Historical Society Cultural Award….. reopened March 16, 2008 after a two year restoration and renovation.
The Society, founded in 1897 to inform the world of the achievements of the Irish in America, is today a national center of scholarship and culture. From its home on New York’s Fifth Avenue, across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Society serves as a focal point of the contemporary transatlantic Irish experience, a place where current public issues are explored, and where the great renaissance in Irish culture is celebrated in lectures, concerts, art exhibits and a literar journal.Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Society serves as a focal point of the contemporary transatlantic Irish experience, a place where current public issues are explored, and where the great renaissance in Irish culture is celebrated in lectures, concerts, art exhibits and a literary journal.

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Brian O’Doherty
Artist- 2012 Cultural Award Recipient

Brian O’Doherty designed the award……… on New York’s Fifth Avenue, across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Society serves as a focal point of the contemporary transatlantic Irish experience, a place where current public issues are explored, and where the great renaissance in Irish culture is celebrated in lectures, concerts, art exhibits and a literary journal.

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Patti Smith performing at the AIHS 2012 Cultural Award

Past Cultural Awards Recipients