Day 8 – Queen’s University

Some great info on Queen’s University!

Ireland in Context

IMG_1174This morning started off with a great tour of Queen’s University, only a few short blocks from our guesthouse. We met our guide in the Queen’s Welcome Centre inside the beautiful Lanyon Building, designed by Sir Charles Lanyon and opened by Queen Victoria. It was built in 1849 in Tudor Gothic style with red brick and Giffnock sandstone dressings. We saw the Great Hall, the Canada Room, the Council Chamber and the quadrangle, and a fabulous exhibit in the Naughton GalleryOut of the Ordinary: Contemporary Visions of the Avant-Garde.

From the site –

The Naughton Gallery at Queen’s welcomes eight local contemporary artists for the first time through a collective re-thinking of works by female artists of the Spanish and Latin American avant-garde. Surrealism began as a cultural movement in Paris in the 1920s, which experimented with ways of unleashing the subconscious imagination…

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