for all 3 new exhibitions at McMaster Museum of Art
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 6 – 8 PM
See the exhibitions. Meet artists and curators. Enjoy light refreshments.
Admission is free.
This exhibition examines and celebrates the collection of significant European historical and modern art donated to the McMaster Museum of Art by Hamilton businessman Herman H. Levy in 1984. Featured are paintings by Claude Monet, Gustave Caillebotte, Gustave Courbet, Camille Pissarro, Chaim Soutine, J.M.W. Turner, Vincent van Gogh and more. Soft launch September 1. On view until December 9, 2017.
CURATOR’S TALK by Ihor Holubizky: Tuesday October 24, 12:30 – 1:20 pm
PUBLIC TALK | CURATING AND COLLECTING: Thursday November 23, 6 – 8 pm
Tobi Bruce (Director, Collections & Exhibitions, Art Gallery of Hamilton) and
Ihor Holubizky (Senior Curator, McMaster Museum of Art)
The touring exhibition, including a forthcoming publication, is generously supported by the Government of Canada through the Museums Assistance Program, Canadian Heritage.
Guest Curator: Mark A. Cheetham
This exhibition explores commonplace declarations such as “Tom Thomson is the Van Gogh of Canada” and Norval Morrisseau is “the Picasso of the North” and the many issues raised by such comparisons. Works of art in the exhibition are drawn from the historical, modern and contemporary collection of the McMaster Museum of Art, and loans from the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Museum London and the Corkin Gallery, Toronto. On view until 2 December 2017.
CURATOR’S TALK by Mark A. Cheetham | Getting Some Distance on Likening:
Wednesday October 4, 12:30 – 1:20 pm
An exhibition of Simon Glass’s photo-hybrid series The Ten Commandments/Prohibited Weapons recently donated to the McMaster Museum of Art (a 2016 gift) and his series, The Thirteen Attributes of God, from the Art Gallery of Hamilton collection. Simon Glass is an artist and educator based in Toronto. In his artistic practice, archival and original photographic imagery is combined with mystical, biblical and liturgical Hebrew. On view until 2 December 2017.
ARTIST TALK by Simon Glass: Thursday September 28, 12:30 – 1:20 pm
Image details, clockwise from left:
CLAUDE MONET (French 1840-1926), Waterloo Bridge, Effet de Soleil, 1903, oil on canvas, McMaster Museum of Art Collection, Gift of Herman H. Levy, O.B.E., 1984; On view in A Cultivating Journey: TOM THOMSON (Canadian 1877 – 1917) The Birch Grove, Autumn, 1915–16, oil on canvas, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Gift of Roy Cole in memory of his parents, Matthew and Annie Bell Gilmore Cole, 1967; On view in Struck by Likening: SIMON GLASS, Installation view of The Ten Commandments / Prohibited Weapons suite of ten giclée prints embellished with 23.5k gold leaf, 2005. Courtesy of the artistnstallation view of The Ten Commandments / Prohibited Weapons suite of ten giclée prints embellished with 23.5k gold leaf, 2005. Courtesy of the artist.