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Opening reception: Home + Discordance = US

  • NYU Washington DC 1307 L Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)



Opening reception: Friday, September 15 (6-8pm)


Artists: Holly Bass, Hoesy Corona, Heloisa Escudero, Erin Devine, John Brendan Guinan, Jackie Hoysted, Ann Lewis, Tsedaye Makonnen, Akemi Maegawa, Carolina Mayorga, Sheldon Scott, René Treviño, Anna Tsouhlarakis and Helen Zughaib

Venue: NYU Washington DC, 1307 L St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Solas Nua, in collaboration with New York University, Washington, DC, is pleased to present Home + Discordance = US, an exhibition that explores the idea of the US as a place of “home”. Typically the word home conjures up an image of warmth, welcome and a place of safety. However, for some that image does not fully hold true; some are less welcome than others, some are less equal and some are less safe.

The exploration of the Irish immigrant experience of defending home, leaving home and making new homes is one frequently addressed in Solas Nua’s programming. This experience is not singular to the Irish but is universal and one that is shared by all communities in the US be they immigrant or indigenous.

In order to explore this theme of Home + Discordance = US an exciting group of DC-based artists have been invited to participate in the exhibition. They represent a broad cross-cultural perspective on the exhibition concept, African-American, American, Brazilian, Colombian, Ethiopian-American, Native American, Mexican-American, Irish, Lebanese and Japanese.

Additional Programming: 

Sunday, September 24, 2-4:30 pm, Film: screening of Emerald City, which explores the lives of immigrant Irish construction workers in New York City, followed by a question-and-answer session via Skype with Director Colin Broderick.

Tuesday, October 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, Culture Mix: What is Home, A conversation among a diverse group of Washingtonians about 'Home' - leaving, returning, becoming and settling. The conversation will be highlighted and illustrated by poetry readings and live music.

All events are free to the public.