Opening Reception for MMA Winter Exhibitions
January 12th, 2017
McMaster Museum of Art
Join us at the McMaster Museum of Art on January 12th, 2017 at 6pm to see the Museum’s trail-blazing exhibits for the winter term.
January 12 – March 25, 2017
Curator: Rhéanne Chartrand
An exhibition of selected works of critical notoriety from the 1980s by eleven renowned, foundational contemporary Indigenous artists:
Carl Beam, Bob Boyer, Robert Houle, Gerald McMaster, Shelley Niro, Ron Noganosh, Jane Ash Poitras, Edward Poitras, Pierre Sioui, Jeff Thomas and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.
This exhibition focuses on selected books from donations acquired by McMaster University Library from Professor Pierre Conlon (1924-2014) between 2007 and 2011. The collection consists of nearly two hundred 18th century books and includes important and rare editions of works by philosophers such as Voltaire, Rousseau and Montesquieu. The books were collected by Conlon over a period of 40 years and used to compile his monumental bibliography of the entire French Enlightenment: Le Siècle des Lumières (32 volumes) preceded by Prélude au Siècle des Lumières (6 volumes). The bibliography includes works by French authors beginning in 1680 to the onset of the French Revolution. The exhibition is a tribute to Pierre Conlon’s extraordinary scholarship and his contribution to 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.
Don’t miss Rheanne Chartrand’s Curator Tour of exhibition “Unapologetic: Acts of Survivance”.
See the Museum’s website for more details on exhibitions.
Date(s) - January 12, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McMaster Museum of Art
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