iBAM! will again showcase exhibits on loan from the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Irish Consulate of Chicago. These exhibits show the rich history of Ireland with visual storytelling.

For 2023, we will present two exhibits.

Blazing a Trail – Irish Women Who Changed the World
is a collaboration between the Irish Government, Herstory and the EPIC Irish Emigration Museum,
 and celebrates the lives and legacies of Irish American women.

The exhibition marks the centenary of partial women’s suffrage, the right of Irish and British women to vote in elections. Individual Irish women across the globe struggled for their own professional recognition, and for justice and equality for others.

Computer programming pioneer Kay McNulty and her modern villa below that she designed

Some of the Irish women featured in ‘Blazing a Trail’ include designer and architect Eileen Gray; computer programming pioneer Kay McNulty; poet, mystic and trade unionist Eva Gore-Booth; tennis champion Mabel Cahill; medical missionary Sr Dr Maura Lynch; and ‘most dangerous woman in America’ Mother Jones. As part of the exhibition, Hungarian artist Szabolcs Kariko has created original portraits of several of the women.

A New Beginning: 25 Years of the Good Friday Agreement

This exhibit tells the story of the Agreement and of the long road to peace in a visually stunning display.