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The Christy Brown Collection

November 11, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - November 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm


A Major new exhibition on one of the most famous Irish Writers of the 20th Century.

Born in Dublin with severe cerebral palsy, Christy Brown’s life story is a remarkable tale of victory against all odds. Immortalised in the Oscar-winning movie¬†My Left Foot, Brown battled illness to become one of Ireland’s most celebrated authors and artists.

In 2014 the Little Museum of Dublin, in conjunction with the National Library of Ireland, bought the private archive of Christy Brown. This landmark exhibition presents the story of his life through a fascinating collection of family effects, personal correspondence, artwork and unpublished writing. This is a unique tribute to one of the most singular talents of the 20th Century.

Following its acclaimed run in Dublin at the Little Museum, this exhibition travels to the American Irish Historical Society, launching a long-term collaboration between these two distinguished cultural institutions.

Wednesday November 11th 2015 – Tuesday November 24th 2015 at the American Irish Historical Society.

General Admission: $10.00

AIHS Members: $5.00

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November 11, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
November 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm


American Irish Historical Society
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The American Irish Historical Society
The American Irish Historical Society is a cultural institution featuring a library and archive, public arts programming, and events space.
991 Fifth Avenue
New York
United States

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