Book Review: Re/dressing Cathleen: contemporary works from Irish women artists

Catherine Harper

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Re/Dressing Cathleen: Contemporary Works from IrishWomen Artists documents an exhibition of the workof 13 contemporary Irish women artists at theMcMuIlen Museum of Art, Boston College, USA,in October-December 1997. It presents a series ofessays by critics and theorists mainly from BostonCollege (with Irish writing by Medb Ruane ofIreland's Sunday Tribune and Angela Bourke ofUniversity College, Dublin), and interviews withselected artists. Since the exhibition was developedwith reference to the 150th anniversary of the worstyear of the Irish Famine of the 1840s, a compilationis appended of 'American letters' sent by Irishemigrants to America at that time. The publicationcontains 44 colour and black/white images of theartwork exhibited. JENNIFER GRINNELL& ALSTON CONLEY (eds), 1997. Boston, McMuIlen Museum of Art, Boston College and Cork, Cork University Press. pp. 144, ISBN 0.9640153.8.2, £14.95 (pb)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-428
JournalIrish Studies Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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