Artist Talks: April 6, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Reception: April 8, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
The McMaster Museum of Art proudly presents Equinox, the annual Studio Art exhibition, representing twenty-seven emerging artists from McMaster’s Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts program. An equinox occurs when the sun crosses the equator, making both day and night equal in length. This event therefore signifies not only an end, but a beginning for these artists as they embark on the next chapter of their careers. From material exploration to conceptually-driven processes, this culminating exhibition will showcase this diverse and ambitious group’s evolution as they celebrate a period of change.
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THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT: The Pierre Conlon Book Collection
Renu Barrett, Archivist, Mills Memorial Library, McMaster University
This exhibition focuses on selected books from donations acquired by McMaster University Library from Professor Pierre Conlon (1924-2014) between 2007 and 2011. The collection consists of nearly two hundred 18th century books and includes important and rare editions of works by philosophers such as Voltaire, Rousseau and Montesquieu. The books were collected by Conlon over a period of 40 years and used to compile his monumental bibliography of the entire French Enlightenment: Le Siècle des Lumières (32 volumes) preceded by Prélude au Siècle des Lumières (6 volumes). The bibliography includes works by French authors beginning in 1680 to the onset of the French Revolution. The exhibition is a tribute to Pierre Conlon’s extraordinary scholarship and his contribution to McMaster University.
It is complemented by selected works of art from the Museum’s collection, including works by:
Jean-Victor Bertin (French, 1767-1842)
Francois Boucher (French, 1703-1770)
Pierre Drevet (French, 1663 - 1738)
William Hogarth (English, 1697-1764)
Jiri Ladocha (Canadian b. Czechoslovakia, born 1942)
George Romney (English, 1734-1802)
Tony Scherman (Canadian, born 1951)
Jean-Joseph Taillasson (French, 1745-1809)
RECEPTION: Thursday, January 12, 6 – 8 pm GUEST SPEAKER Dr. William Hanley on the exceptional career and influence of Dr. Pierre Conlon: Thursday, January 26, 6 – 8 pm TOUR and Bookmaking Activity - Telling our stories: February 11, 1 – 3 pm
Guided Tour followed by an accordian bookmaking activity for Hamilton Winterfest . FREE
Contact Nicole Knibb to register: firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-525-9140 x.27576.
A selection of recent works by Hamilton-based artist Paul Cvetich alongside woodblock prints from McMaster Museum of Art’s collection by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese 1797 – 1861).
Paul Cvetich is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Guelph and completed his Hons BA in Art and Art History at McMaster University in Hamilton. He has previously exhibited work in Hamilton, Toronto, Waterloo and St. Thomas. In 1990 he completed the Day of Mourning Memorial, a public commission installed at the City Hall in Hamilton, Ontario.
Kuniyoshi was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting.
RECEPTION: Thursday, January 12, 6 – 8 pm ARTIST TALK by Paul Cvetich at Mills Hardware: Thursday, January 19, 7:30 pm
(doors open at 7pm) Mills Hardware is located at 95 King St E, Hamilton. This event is presented as part of the Hamilton Arts Council’s Echo Artist Talk series.
Domestic Vessels from the Greek and Roman World Ongoing
This new antiquities exhibition presents a picture of daily domestic life in the ancient world through objects familiar to Greek and Roman households. All vessels are drawn from McMaster Museum of Art's permanent collection.
This is an exhibition of twenty-two coins, mostly from the Roman Republic, dating back to Alexander the Great. They are significant for both their value to McMaster's Teaching Collection and their provenance. The Collection was generously gifted to McMaster University by McMaster astronomy professor Ethan Vishniac, who inherited it from his grandfather, renowned photographer Roman Vishniac.
Image: Vishniac 12: Roman Orichalcum Coin of Emperor Galba (AD 68-69)
OBVERSE: Laureate head of Galba, facing right, "IMP SER GALBA CAES AUG TR P".
REVERSE: Libertas (deity representing Liberty) standing left, holding pileus and rod, "LIBERTAS PUBLICA SC".