The museum regularly hosts special programs and events througout the year. Check out our calendar below and join our mailing list to learn more about upcoming museum events.
MEET Drawing with Melanie Carr
September 7 at 10:30-1:00
Meet at IGHM for the second summer workshop in the galleries. Focusing on “Basking Shark” the large-scale sculpture by Dorothy Cross, the workshop will tackle large scale drawing techniques and discussions on what drawing from life means. Melanie Carr of Melanie Carr Gallery in Essex, CT an artist-run hybrid project space will teach this workshop. Melanie Carr is a CT based artist and collector who received her MFA from the College of Art and Design at Lesley University in 2011. Carr spent over 10 years at the New Britain Museum of American Art, her most recent role as Curator of New Media. She is now Adjunct Professor at Central Connecticut State University where she teaches drawing.
This workshop has a $20 fee for materials. Space is limited and registration is required.
“Excluding newcomers is a tradition as old as the Republic”
Lecture with Kevin Jennings
September 12 at 5:30 p.m.
In an effort to understand the evolution of immigration in the United States, Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum has invited Kevin Jennings to give a talk titled, “Excluding newcomers is a tradition as old as the Republic” after his New York Daily News article of the same title. Jennings is president of The Tenement Museum in New York City. He served as assistant deputy secretary of education under President Barack Obama from 2009–11. Jennings regularly lectures on the history of American immigration policy and America’s long-standing love-hate relationship with immigration. Please join us for his talk and a polite discussion afterward.
This event is $5 for the public, and free for students and museum members. Registration is required.