Author Archives: MMA

Author Archives: MMA

Conservation of Le Sidaner Painting

Conservation of Le Sidaner Painting

May 13, 2009 | Published by MMA
The museum has undertaken the restoration of one of its treasures, Henri Le Sidaner’s Le Bouquet Devant la Fenetre.  A gift of Herman Levy in 1984, this French Impressionist oil painting had been covered in tissue paper ‘facings’ – small … Continued
Leonard Baskin

Leonard Baskin

May 11, 2009 | Published by MMA
Recently opened here at the MMA is a collection of work by the American artist Leonard Baskin (1922-2000). He was interested in art that imparted moral messages and the reality of human nature and suffering; his skills ranged from sculpture … Continued
Expressionist Interactivity

Expressionist Interactivity

April 20, 2009 | Published by MMA
Continuing through the Spring is the MMA’s Die Brücke exhibition. In September 2006 the MMA, in conjunction with the Goethe Institute in Toronto,  launched an online project to complement its in-gallery exhibition of German Expressionist art.  Many of the collection’s … Continued
Woodblock Printing in Action

Woodblock Printing in Action

April 2, 2009 | Published by MMA
– Teresa Gregorio, Monitor/Information Officer, McMaster Museum of Art
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