Author Archives: MMA

Author Archives: MMA

Berlin Wall Fall

Berlin Wall Fall

March 26, 2009 | Published by MMA
Only a week left to see the “Fall of the Berlin Wall” exhibition here at the MMA. – Teresa Gregorio, Monitor/Information Officer, McMaster Museum of Art
An Exceptional Collection

An Exceptional Collection

March 25, 2009 | Published by MMA
One of the remarkable, yet unsurprising, findings of the Five Year Strategic Plan is that McMaster University has one of the best collections housed in a university-affiliated cultural institution in Canada. There are forty university-affiliated institutions in Canada and as … Continued
The Building Continues

The Building Continues

March 17, 2009 | Published by MMA
I’m so glad our presentation of Matthew Varey’s exhibition Building on History has been extended until March 28. Not only is it great to see a McMaster alumnus’ triumphant return, but it’s also great to see his impressive body of … Continued
Backstage Pass

Backstage Pass

March 5, 2009 | Published by MMA
One question we are often asked here at the Museum is, “where did the Monet go?” Most of you are so used to seeing it on the blue wall in the Herman H. Levy Gallery, all nicely lit and beautiful, … Continued
Miscellaneous Stats from the M.M.A.

Miscellaneous Stats from the M.M.A.

March 2, 2009 | Published by MMA
300,000 – the number of people to view Gilbert and George’s Heady, borrowed from McMaster University’s collection for the Tate Modern’s recent touring Gilbert & George retrospective exhibition, 2007-2008 26,706 – McMaster Museum of Art attendance in 2008. 6000 – … Continued
Adventures in Feminism

Adventures in Feminism

February 19, 2009 | Published by MMA
This is a peek into the exciting world of the McMaster Museum of Art docent.  They are a small but mighty team – six in all – of varying age and life experience, something which surely feeds their strength and … Continued
Albrecht Dürer and the Apocalypse series

Albrecht Dürer and the Apocalypse series

February 10, 2009 | Published by MMA
Albrecht Dürer St. John is Shown the New Jerusalem / The Angel with the Key to the Pit 1498 Woodcut This cumbersomely-titled print is from Dürer’s Apocalypse series and references two different moments witnessed and written by St. John in the Book of Revelation.
Painting Walls at the Museum and at Home

Painting Walls at the Museum and at Home

February 10, 2009 | Published by MMA
According to Oscar Wilde, sage green walls show off paintings to best advantage. (And he certainly paid attention to decor – As he lay dying in a Paris hotel he is famously quoted as saying, ‘My wallpaper and I are … Continued
Museums in the 21st century

Museums in the 21st century

February 9, 2009 | Published by MMA
I’ve been reading a lot of literature lately in what I would call the area of  “new” new museology. Its focus is on the notion of the museum in the 21st century. It is intriguing reading for those of us who are … Continued
Coming Soon

Coming Soon

January 4, 2009 | Published by MMA
The Museum Blog is coming soon!