Author Archives: MMA

Author Archives: MMA

Doors Open A Great Success

Doors Open A Great Success

March 1, 2010 | Published by MMA
The McMaster Museum of Art was one of the fascinating spaces on campus featured in the February 2010 Doors Open McMaster, a special event organized as part of the McMaster Alumni Association Community Campaign. Visitors saw how the University’s internationally … Continued
MMA Docents on the Go

MMA Docents on the Go

February 16, 2010 | Published by MMA
What a delight to spend a Saturday with our Docents at the Art Gallery of Ontario.  On February 6, AGO Educator Greg Seale toured us through the highlights of the AGO’s collection and newly renovated building, ultimately teaching us how … Continued
A Review and a Preview

A Review and a Preview

February 11, 2010 | Published by MMA
Shelagh Keeley, Dogon World of Spirits (detail), 1984 Today’s Akimblog by Gil McElroy will be of interest to MMA fans. It’s about Allyson Mitchell’s Ladies Sasquatch, an exhibition organized and circulated by the McMaster Museum of Art, and the Shelagh … Continued
Ottawa Orientation

Ottawa Orientation

February 8, 2010 | Published by MMA
Every two years the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa hosts an Orientation Program for museum/gallery professionals and, in late 2009, I was lucky enough to attend! The program was a week filled with lectures, tours and peer learning.  About 25 museum … Continued
A Fierce Launch

A Fierce Launch

February 3, 2010 | Published by MMA
The Fierce: Women’s Hot Blooded Film/Video exhibition, guest curated by McMaster University’s Janice Hladki, opened last week at the McMaster Museum of Art with record breaking attendance of 400 people. “The exhibition is an example of the Museum’s commitment to … Continued
Fierce in the News

Fierce in the News

January 28, 2010 | Published by MMA
Fierce: Women’s Hot-Blooded Film/Video opens today, with the grand Opening Reception celebration this evening – hope you can join us.  The exhibition has already received some great media coverage including these two reviews, published within the last day or so: … Continued
Fierce Anticipation – part II

Fierce Anticipation – part II

January 26, 2010 | Published by MMA
We’re just putting the finishing touches on the Fierce: Women’s Hot-Blooded Film/Video exhibition, which opens this week with a Public Reception Thursday from 6-8 pm, and a Artists’ Think Tank on Friday from 1:30-2:20. In addition to fifteen moving image works, … Continued
Natalka Husar’s Talk

Natalka Husar’s Talk

January 26, 2010 | Published by MMA
Natalka Husar’s presentation at the Museum on January 14 was a delightful blend of artist’s talk, performance, and tour. Wearing the costume of her alter ego, the stewardess, Natalka took the audience on a trip – complete with in-flight movies … Continued
Fierce Anticipation

Fierce Anticipation

January 13, 2010 | Published by MMA
As guest curator Dr. Janice Hladki’s Research Assistant, I have had the great privilege to be introduced to some of Canada’s amazing female film and video artists. Fierce has been a real learning experience for me – watching the show … Continued
Natalka Husar’s Christmas Paintings

Natalka Husar’s Christmas Paintings

December 15, 2009 | Published by MMA
For more than a decade artist Natalka Husar has been painting on old soft cover romance novels, drawing new images out of the evocative titles she found. The small expressive works are both intriguing and controversial. In 2006, artist Natalka … Continued