Museum Celebrates 50th Birthday with <br/>Curators Talk, Workshops and Tours

Museum Celebrates 50th Birthday with
Curators Talk, Workshops and Tours

November 1, 2017 | Published by MMA
McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton. Front view 2017. photo: Bob McNair
McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton. Front view 2017. photo: Bob McNair

The McMaster Museum of Art is celebrating its 50th Birthday!

In 1967, the first dedicated space for an art gallery opened at McMaster University with an exhibition of Canadian paintings from the private collection of Sam and Ayala Zacks.  In addition to caring for the University’s growing art collection, the new gallery was established as a fundamental part of the Arts Department, and celebrated for animating student interest and exposure to original works of art, for study and enjoyment. The art collection, gallery and its programs have grown steadily and significantly ever since.

The McMaster Museum of Art is marking its 50th birthday with a series of free special events this month, culminating in celebration event at the Museum on November 23 with senior curators Tobi Bruce (Art Gallery of Hamilton) and Ihor Holubizky (McMaster Museum of Art).

Join us for a series of FREE special events in November:

Guided Gallery Tours

led by the McMaster Museum of Art’s Education Team
Saturday November 4 at 12:30 pm
Wednesday November 8 at 12:30 pm
The N. Gillian Cooper Education Program Tours

Impressionist Painting Workshops  FULL!

The N. Gillian Cooper Education Program Activity
Registration is required as space and materials are limited.
For more details and to register (spots are now full, but you may add your name to the waiting list)
Thursday, November 16 
Saturday, November 18

Curator’s Talk by Tobi Bruce and Ihor Holubizky
and 50th Birthday Reception

Thursday, November 23 from 6 – 8 pm
Curator’s Talk: Cultivating Collections
Join Ihor and Tobi as they discuss the collectors and curators who have helped build the MMA and AGH collections into two of the most impressive in Canada. Presented as a complement to A Cultivating Journey: The Herman H. Levy Legacy.  Tobi Bruce is Director of Collections & Exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Ihor Holubizky is Senior Curator at the McMaster Museum of Art.
Reception:  The talk will be followed by a birthday cake and champagne reception.

50th Birthday Celebration


Museum catalogues and swag for the 50th visitor of the day

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McMaster Museum of Art
Alvin A. Lee Building
McMaster University
1280 Main St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6
905.525.9140 x.23241

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