St. Patty’s Day (and all its festivities/traditional fare) may yet be months away but Culture Ireland is giving Americans a glimpse at the country’s more cultured side this fall. As part of its 2011 “Imagine Ireland” tour that aims to showcase Irish art exhibits throughout the United States, the organization and the Irish Architecture Foundation, Dublin have teamed up to offer a touring symposia on Irish Architecture.
Two groups of leading architects from Irish design firms will travel to six museums and design schools over the next two months to present the key aspects of their work and discuss challenges and issues facing Irish architecture today.
Group One—Merritt Bucholz and Karen McEvoy, Bucholz McEvoy Architects; Niall McCullough, McCullough Mulvin Architects; and Shih-Fu Peng, Heneghan Peng Architects—already completed their East Coast tour. They visited New York last week, stopping at Cooper Union, then traveled to Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
Group Two—Tom dePaor, dePaor Architects; Yvonne Farrell, Grafton Architects; and Sheila O’Donnell, O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects— will begin touring on November 8 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, followed by presentations at the University of California Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, Department of Architecture, and The Art Institute of Chicago.
Visit www.architecturefoundation.ie for more information.