From 1925 to 1961, 796 Irish children, most of them infants, died in the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. The National Museum reckons with Ireland’s history of violence against women and their children in this exhibition, led by glass artist Alison Lowry. Glass castings of christening robes are a sober reminder of the Tuam revelations, while mixed media sculptures visualize the Magdalene Laundries, homes where “fallen women” were sent to work without pay. —C.J.F.
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