This exhibition explores the development and trajectories of Expressionism from the early 19th century to the present.
Drawn from the extensive collection of the McMaster Museum of Art, the exhibition comprises almost 100 paintings, drawings, prints, books, camera work and video—from formative historical works of the 19th century, hallmarks of the modern age, to contemporary works that include Canadian artists who underscore the continuing relevance and challenges in today’s society.
Thursday, September 22 at 6 pm Curator’s Talk by Ihor Holubizky, McMaster Museum of Art's Senior Curator
Wednesday, September 28th Performance & Talk by Düsseldorf Artist Mischa Kuball
12 noon: Mischa Kuball presents a performative sculpture with his recent Public Preposition book in front of the Museum
2 pm: Mischa Kuball’s Artist Talk in the Museum
Saturday, October 1 at 1 pm Tour & Linocut Printmaking Workshop
Free Culture Days event. Registration required. Contact: Nicole Knibb at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, November 10th, 6 – 8 pm Art Historian’s Talk by Robert Belton
Dr. Belton, Professor at UBC, will speak about Expressionism. His essay “Expressionism’s Paralanguage” is included in the Living Building Thinking publication.
An exhibition publication will be available. Living Building Thinking is organized and circulated with the generous support of the Museums Assistance Program, Canadian Heritage.
Image: Chaim Soutine, Portrait of the Painter Richard X, ca.1916-17. Gift of Herman Levy. Collection of McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University
Domestic Vessels from the Greek and Roman World Ongoing
This new antiquities exhibition presents a picture of daily domestic life in the ancient world through objects familiar to Greek and Roman households. All vessels are drawn from McMaster Museum of Art's permanent collection.
The Age of Enlightenment: The Pierre Conlon Collection
Renu Barrett, Archivist, Mills Memorial Library, McMaster University
The Age of Enlightenment isa joint presentation, including a selection of works drawn from the McMaster University Library Archives Pierre Conlon book collection of more than 160 volumes and the art collection of McMaster Museum of Art.
The 18th century writer Voltaire, a key figure of the Enlightenment, is an exhibition sub-topic. Voltaire was a tireless campaigner against injustices and an advocate of religious and social tolerance, and the most widely-read and influential spokesperson of the period.
The following artists will be represented in the exhibition:
Jean-Victor Bertin (French, 1767-1842)
Francois Boucher (French, 1703-1770)
Pierre Drevet (French, 1663 - 1738)
William Hogarth (English, 1697-1764)
Jiri Ladocha (Canadian b. Czechoslovakia, born 1942)
George Romney (English, 1734-1802)
Tony Scherman (Canadian, born 1951)
Jean-Joseph Taillasson (French, 1745-1809)
Image: Jean-Joseph Taillasson, Rhadamistes and Zenobia, 1806, Oil on canvas, Levy Bequest Purchase. Collection of McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University
A selection of recent works by Hamilton-based artist Paul Cvetich alongside woodblock prints from McMaster Museum of Art’s collection by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese 1797 – 1861).
Paul Cvetich is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Guelph and completed his Hons BA in Art and Art History at McMaster University in Hamilton. He has previously exhibited work in Hamilton, Toronto, Waterloo and St. Thomas. In 1990 he completed the Day of Mourning Memorial, a public commission installed at the City Hall in Hamilton, Ontario.
Kuniyoshi was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting.
This is an exhibition of twenty-two coins, mostly from the Roman Republic, dating back to Alexander the Great. They are significant for both their value to McMaster's Teaching Collection and their provenance. The Collection was generously gifted to McMaster University by McMaster astronomy professor Ethan Vishniac, who inherited it from his grandfather, renowned photographer Roman Vishniac.
Image: Vishniac 12: Roman Orichalcum Coin of Emperor Galba (AD 68-69)
OBVERSE: Laureate head of Galba, facing right, "IMP SER GALBA CAES AUG TR P".
REVERSE: Libertas (deity representing Liberty) standing left, holding pileus and rod, "LIBERTAS PUBLICA SC".