Recent Acquisitions

Recent Acquisitions

December 12, 2017 | Published by MMA
Meryl McMaster art in McMaster Museum of Art collection
Meryl McMaster (Plains Cree/British/Dutch), Avian Wanderer II, 2015, from the Wanderings series, archival pigment print on watercolour paper. purchase, 2017, McMaster Museum of Art

The McMaster Museum of Art’s Acquisitions Committee meets on a regular basis with the Curatorial team to advise and oversee acquisitions, through purchase or donation, of works of art for the Permanent Collection. Purchases are made possible through the generous support of the Naomi Jackson Groves Fund (for purchase of Canadian art), the Donald Murray Shepherd Trust, and the Museum of Art Collection Trust.

Selected recent acquisitions include:

Michael Allgoewer (Canadian)
Tenebrae #3, #5, #6 with elements
3A, 5A, 6A, 2014
gesso, graphite, acrylic and wax on plywood panels and oak. Purchase, 2017

Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000)
The Strabismic Jew, 1955
woodcut on paper
Gift of Gail and Allan Petteplace, 2017

Dianne Bos (Canadian)
Science naturelles, 1938, 2006
unique altered book with plexi case and four positive silver gelatin prints from book camera negatives
Nina Ses Martschenko Memorial Fund, 2017

Bob Boyer (Métis, 1948 – 2004)
10 minutes to Drum Role Call, 1988
oil and beeswax over acrylic on canvas
Purchase, 2017

Paul Cvetich (Canadian)
lolalida, 2012
acrylic and oil on wood
Gift of the artist, 2017

Josef Dobrowsky (Austrian, 1889-1964)
No title, c. 1931
pastel on paper
Gift of Barbara Carpio, 2017

Joseph Hartman (Canadian)
Hughson Street, Hamilton, 2011
digital chromogenic print
Gift of the artist, 2017

Svava Thordis Juliusson (Canadian, b. Iceland), Klumpur #1, #2, #3, 2014, polypropylene rope and cable ties. Purchase, 2017, McMaster Museum of Art 
Svava Thordis Juliusson (Canadian, b. Iceland), Klumpur #1, #2, #3, 2014, polypropylene rope and cable ties. Purchase, 2017, McMaster Museum of Art

Svava Thordis Juliusson (Canadian, b. Iceland)
Klumpur #1, #2, #3, 2014
polypropylene rope and cable ties
Purchase, 2017 

Laura Marotta (Canadian)
Drawing for Mattamy Eclectic, 2011
pencil, pen and marker on paper
Gift of the artist, 2017

Meryl McMaster  (Plains Cree/British/Dutch)
Weight of the Shadow, 2015
Avian Wanderer I, II, III, 2015
From the Wanderings series
archival pigment print on watercolour paper. Purchase, 2017