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CURRENT EXHIBITION

From left: Roman Republic silver Denarius of C. Poblicius Malleolus, 118 BCE, Purchase, 1946; Athenian silver tetradrachm, after 449 BCE. Gift of B.R. Brace, 1995; Roman Republic silver Denarius of C. Fonteius, 114 BCE. Gift of Dr. A.G. McKay, 2004 From left: Roman Republic silver Denarius of C. Poblicius Malleolus, 118 BCE, Purchase, 1946; Athenian silver tetradrachm, after 449 BCE. Gift of B.R. Brace, 1995; Roman Republic silver Denarius of C. Fonteius, 114 BCE. Gift of Dr. A.G. McKay, 2004

Instruments of Exchange: Coins from Antiquity to Today

Please note that this exhibition is not currently available to view.

Coins are a form of currency that have a recognized value and function as instruments of exchange in a public economy. Historically, coins were most frequently issued in precious metals and contained richly detailed images that provide an assurance of their value. The images selected most frequently reflected notable aspects of the community or of a ruling power. In this way, coinage sits at the intersection of economic, political, and artistic interests. The display includes a selection of coins that demonstrate the geographic range and chronological span of the Bruce Brace Coin Collection at the McMaster Museum of Art.

Image: From left: Roman Republic silver Denarius of C. Poblicius Malleolus, 118 BCE, Purchase, 1946; Athenian silver tetradrachm, after 449 BCE. Gift of B.R. Brace, 1995; Roman Republic silver Denarius of C. Fonteius, 114 BCE. Gift of Dr. A.G. McKay, 2004.

Curated by: Dr. Spencer Pope, McMaster University, Department of Classics

August 24, 2019 – December 18, 2021

VIEW ARCHIVE
Link to Exhibitions Archive for a complete list of past exhibitions

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SUBMISSIONS & ASSISTANCE

POLICY:

To promote and stimulate learning, interest and continued enjoyment about the visual arts, the Museum will organize an annual programme of temporary exhibitions for presentation year round.

Exhibition proposals/submissions are accepted on an on-going basis.

The Director/Curator will select and establish the annual exhibition programme in collaboration with the curatorial team. An exhibition schedule will be presented by the Director/Curator to the Advisory Board of the Museum once each year

PROCEDURE:

Proposals are accepted from artists and curators.

REQUIREMENTS:

10-20 digital images, project description, and CV.

View digital image requirements

PLEASE SEND PROPOSALS TO:

Carol Podedworny, Director and Curator
McMaster Museum of Art
University Ave, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L6
podedwo@mcmaster.ca

ASSISTANCE:

The McMaster Museum of Art is a third party recommender for Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants.

The 2021-22 program is open from June 2021 until January 14, 2022. Our deadlines for the programming year are:

  • October 15, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
  • December 17, 2021, 1 p.m. ET

Please follow the guidelines established by the Ontario Arts Council, apply directly through their website, and submit the following with your applications:

Brief artist statement
Confirmation letter from the gallery/museum/venue
Budget
CV
Digital images of work