we are made of stardust explores our relationship with the cosmos.
Rooted in Indigenous cosmologies and astronomy, the artworks included in this exhibition visually express how Indigenous peoples make sense of their place in the universe through relating to and reflecting on the sun, the moon, the stars, and all celestial beings in the night sky.
Artists: Patrick Amos, Germaine Arnaktauyok, Kenojuak Ashevak, Shuvinai Ashoona, Jason Baerg, Carl Beam, Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Christian Chapman, Barry Coffin, Robert Davidson, Beau Dick, Skawennati Fragnito, Terran Last Gun, Rita Letendre, Linda Lomahaftewa, Michael McCabe, Meryl McMaster, John Noestheden, Susan A. Point, Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith, Kevin Red Star, Pitaloosie Saila, Ken Tohee, Unknown Artist
PANEL TALK – Perspectives from Indigenous Skywatchers
Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
A conversation about Indigenous astronomy with Wilfred Buck, Melanie Demers, and Laurie Rousseau-Nepton. Moderated by Rhéanne Chartrand, Curator of Indigenous Art at McMaster Museum of Art and Dr. Robert Cockcroft, Assistant Professor / Director, William J. McCallion Planetarium.
Watch the recording:
Thursday, October 6th, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
An evening of celestially-inspired music and art presented in conjunction with the exhibition we are made of stardust.
Featuring LIVE music by Lacey Hill, Blue Moon Marquee, and a wearable art market!
HAUDENOSAUNEE STAR STORIES
Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unfortunately having to cancel the Haudenousaunee star stories event with Tom Deer and Rob Cockcroft planned for November 19th. The museum will still be open on the 19th from 12pm-5pm however, and we encourage you to visit and view the we are made of stardust exhibition.
Curated by: Rhéanne Chartrand
August 16, 2022 – December 02, 2022
Ancient Greek and Roman coinage represents the intersection of politics, economics, and art; no other medium in the ancient world more closely reflects the decisions of administrations, the expectations of civic bodies, and detailed craftspersonship. Coins are among the most ubiquitous artifacts from Classical antiquity and despite their small size, are among the most instructive […]
This catalogue documents a multi-year art-science project called Immune Nations, produced on the occasion of its exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Initiated in 2014 and co-led by Steven Hoffman (York University), Sean Caulfield (University of Alberta), and Natalie Loveless (University of Alberta), Immune Nations brought together scientists, policy experts, […]
Peripheral Vision(s) includes scholarly essays by some of the most prominent Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices within the fields of Indigenous art history and art criticism today.
Animals Across Discipline, Time & Space brings together works by five North American artists who use animal imagery to critically and dramatically address how we animals interact with the world around us.
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
Proposals are accepted from artists and curators.
10-20 digital images, project description, and CV.
Carol Podedworny, Director and Curator
McMaster Museum of Art
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1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L6
The McMaster Museum of Art is a third party recommender for Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants.
The 2023-24 Exhibition Assistance Program opens on June 7, 2023, and closes on January 16, 2024. Our deadlines for the programming year are:
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
Digital images of work