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The Unicorn of Scotland & The Harp of Ireland

April 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The American Irish Historical Society and the American Scottish Foundation invite you to,

The Unicorn of Scotland & the Harp of Ireland

with Barbara Drake Boehm
Senior Curator for the MET Cloisters

Monday April 23, 2018
6PM: Reception and Harp Recital
6.45PM: Unicorn Lecture with Barbara Drake Boehm

Event tickets include whisky/scotch tasting, your choice of Guinness, wine or soft drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and eligibility for door prizes from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

AIHS & ASF Members: $65
Non Members: $75

In honor of National Unicorn Day (popularly celebrated on April 9) please join with ASF and our friends at the American Irish Historical Society to celebrate the National Animal of Scotland (the unicorn) and the national symbol of Ireland (the harp) under the elegant Waterford crystal chandeliers of the AIHS townhouse across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Barbara Drake Boehm

Barbara Drake Boehm, (Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator for the Met Cloisters) –one of the world’s foremost authorities on the unicorn in art – will share her fun and fascinating insights on “all things unicorn” including new ways of understanding the world-famous unicorn tapestries at the Cloisters, their connection to Stirling Castle in Scotland, why the unicorn holds such a fascination for us today, and so much more. (Did someone say ‘narwhal’?)

AIHS & ASF Members: $65
Non Members: $75



April 23, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 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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