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Art & Design Gallery Commemorates Ireland’s 1916 Rising

Poignant anniversary showcased in memorable exhibit

Sacred Heart University’s Art & Design Department hosted “A Terrible Beauty: Ireland’s 1916 Rising 100th Anniversary Commemoration” from April 10-18, featuring the work of Robert “Rab” Kerr.

The traveling exhibit revisits the events of Easter Week in April, 1916, when Irish republicans launched an uprising against British rule in hopes of establishing an independent Irish republic.

Kerr is an Irish republican who spent 18 years in British prisons. After he was released, he co-authored four books of photographs documenting the history of Belfast during the last century. He also produced a number of booklets and magazines, and he wrote Republican Belfast: A Political Tourist’s Guide in 2008.