Estella Solomons: ‘The spirit that drove her brush’

In Conversation with the Director of Estella Steve Woods.
This Mná100 discussion looks at key works by Estella Solomons HRHA (1882-1968) and examines her talent as a portraitist but also her political activity during the Campaign for Independence.

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Estella Solomons: ‘The spirit that drove her brush’

Material Culture
Cultúr Ábhar

Gallery 1912-1923

This Gallery shows images representing key moments from the signing of the Women’s Declaration to the establishment of the Irish Free State Senate.

Mná100 showcases material culture from national and local museums, archives, libraries and galleries across the island of Ireland and abroad.

Descendants of those who participated in events of 100 years ago have generously allowed access to their private collections.

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Centenary Moments
Nóiméad Céad Bliain


Toward America

Toward America is a specially curated film, grounded in original research and a wealth of images from private and public collections in Ireland and the United States.

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Centenary Moments
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About Mná 100

‘My objective is to highlight the experiences and influence of the women who lived during this period of immense change … The voices of others have never before been heard or have long since been forgotten. I am delighted that they are now taking their rightful place in our history.’

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