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Author Archives: MMA

Rebecca Belmore: In the artist’s own words

Rebecca Belmore: In the artist’s own words

September 19, 2011 | Published by MMA
The current exhibition at McMaster Museum of Art takes its name from one of the works on view, Rebecca Belmore’s Rising to the Occasion. Here’s a great AGO video of the artist discussing that work: It originated as a performance … Continued
18th Century Exhibition draws Major works and National Treasures to McMaster

18th Century Exhibition draws Major works and National Treasures to McMaster

September 8, 2011 | Published by MMA
In one of its most ambitious projects to date, the McMaster Museum of Art has gathered significant works of art from collections across North America and devoted its entire facility to one single exhibition theme. The project titled, Rising to … Continued
Get in the Scene at the McMaster Museum of Art!

Get in the Scene at the McMaster Museum of Art!

September 8, 2011 | Published by MMA
Check out these great green screen photos! In honour of Welcome Week on campus, the Museum hosted (from 10-3, so it’s still going as I write this) a special Green Screen Photo Booth event today. Visitors chose one of four … Continued
Beyond Campus with the Curator

Beyond Campus with the Curator

July 15, 2011 | Published by MMA
In addition to his ongoing curatorial projects at the McMaster Museum of Art, Senior Curator Ihor Holubizky is has been engaged in a number of exhibitions far beyond the campus borders. Three such exhibitions opened in recent months. Buffer Zone … Continued
Artists Drawn to Wood

Artists Drawn to Wood

July 7, 2011 | Published by MMA
Wood is a wonderfully versatile artistic material; it can work with a visual language in such different art forms as prints and sculpture. You can see examples of its expressive potential in the MMA’s current exhibition of work by former … Continued
Edward Burtynsky: In the artist’s own words

Edward Burtynsky: In the artist’s own words

July 7, 2011 | Published by MMA
Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, photographer Edward Burtynsky made a wish: that his images — stunning landscapes that document humanity’s impact on the world — help persuade millions to join a global conversation on sustainability. Burtynsky presented a riveting slideshow … Continued
Looking Ahead (and Enjoying the Now)

Looking Ahead (and Enjoying the Now)

July 7, 2011 | Published by MMA
In preparation for our 18th Century exhibitions and the 2011 John Douglas Taylor Conference: The Immaterial 18th Century, I’ve immersed myself in all things 18th Century—from the Enlightenment to the voyages of explorer Captain James Cook—and how the artists of … Continued
David Mach: In the artist’s own words

David Mach: In the artist’s own words

June 30, 2011 | Published by MMA
First time visitors enter the Museum’s stairwell and…wait for it…here come the gasps, the exclamations! Happens every time. Visitors never cease to admire and be amazed by Scottish artist David Mach’s sculpture Likeness Guaranteed, a monumental urn, made of welded … Continued
Margaret Priest’s Changing View

Margaret Priest’s Changing View

June 21, 2011 | Published by MMA
The Viewer reviews the View from Here of the View of the City …we couldn’t resist. Here’s an interesting study in the evolution of a work of art. It began in 1995, when Canadian artist Margaret Priest created A View … Continued
Walking Tour of Campus Sculpture

Walking Tour of Campus Sculpture

June 21, 2011 | Published by MMA
Where has the Chimeric Figure flown? What’s the story on that white figure in the trees by Forsyth Avenue? Who created the Bird Bath in front of the Museum? This summer, Gabriela Palomo, a 3rd year Studio Art student at … Continued