The Unicorn of Scotland
& the Harp of Ireland

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Scottish UnicornIn honor of National Unicorn Day (popularly celebrated on April 9) please join with ASF and our friends at the American Irish Historical Society to celebrate the National Animal of Scotland (the unicorn) and the national symbol of Ireland (the harp) under the elegant Waterford crystal chandeliers of the AIHS townhouse across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Enjoy a curated tasting of Irish Whisky and Single Malts, light hors d’oeuvres and wine, Guinness or soft drinks while meeting other members of ASF and AIHS. Learn about the harp in Irish myth and history – including how to distinguish the “official” Irish harp from the one on the Guinness label.

Followed by a talk by Barbara Drake Boehm, (Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator for the Met Cloisters) –one of the world’s foremost authorities on the unicorn in art. She will share her fun and fascinating insights on “all things unicorn” including new ways of understanding the world-famous unicorn tapestries at the Cloisters, their connection to Stirling Castle in Scotland, why the unicorn holds such a fascination for us today, and so much more. (Did someone say ‘narwhal’?)

  • DATE: Monday April 23, 2018
  • 6 PM Reception, Whiskey Tasting
  • 6:45 PM Unicorn Talk with Barbara Drake Boehme
  • LOCATION: American Irish Historical Society, 991 Fifth Avenue

Event tickets include whisky/scotch tasting, your choice of Guinness, wine or soft drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and eligibility for door prizes from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Event Tickets
Member $65
Non Member $75