No Cross No Crown: Prints by James Barry

The University of Notre Dame's Snite Museum of Art, Mestrovic Gallery, January 24 through April 17, 2016

Celebrating the recent acquisition of 28 prints by the Irish Catholic artist James Barry (1741–1806) from the collection of William and Nancy Pressly, this exhibition examines the symbolism, technical invention, and the trans-Atlantic politics on display in these monumental and dramatic compositions. Barry used printmaking to work out iconographic and artistic problems, expanding and evolving themes that he had introduced in his paintings. Included here are rare impressions of some of his provocative critiques on contemporary British politics and society.

There are three opportunities to hear Professor Pressly speak on the exhibit:

Friday, April 1, 12:30 p.m. Gallery Talk (open to the general public, including ACIS members)

Saturday, April 2, 12:30 p.m. Gallery Talk (open only to ACIS members) 

Saturday, April 2, 4-5:30 p.m. Lecture in the Snite Museum's Annenberg Auditorium (book signing to follow in the gallery from 5:30 to 6 p.m.)             

An Irishman’s Address to the English Establishment: James Barry’s Murals at the Society of Arts in London

Moderated by Patrick Griffin (University of Notre Dame)

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