The Friends of Art History at McMaster

The inaugural Friends of Art History lecture on Rembrandt on October 5th was a great success. Our thanks to all who attended and who have made donations to the FAH. We look forward to seeing you at the lecture on Vincent Van Gogh in late January/early February 2011! The exact date and time for the lecture will be posted on this page and confirmed with Friends by email (or telephone) several weeks in advance of the lecture.

The Friends of Art History was founded in 2010 to offer a series of events for its members and the general public.  Our goal is to promote the appreciation of Art History at McMaster and in its broader community.  The Friends is an international organization that spans all ages and includes current students, faculty, alumni/ae, and the general public.  Donations support: a visiting speaker’s series, visiting professionals who foster career development for students of Art History, and an informal program of Art History lectures for a general audience.

McMaster was the first university in Canada to offer Art History courses and these began in the 1930s with a Carnegie grant.  As is the case for many universities today, it is not possible for budgets to sustain activities in all areas.  The Friends of Art History seeks to offer support for education in the discipline and to foster Art History events for students and the community. Click to download a .pdf file with information on how to become a Friend.


Friends of Art History, 2010-2011:

Stacy Ackroyd-Stolarz Laura Marotta
Dorian Batycka Jasmina Mrkalj-Skelly
Adam Belovari & Family Alison McQueen & Ken McLeod
Jeff Boulton Sandy & Rod McQueen
Barbara A. Cooper Ariana Musiol
N. Gillian Cooper Paul & Marlene Musiol
Sandy DaCosta Tamara Nolan
Josepj Diletti Joanne Palangio
Laura DiMarco Casey Parsons
Nicole Dolson Kelsey Phillips
Glen & Deborah Eker Mary Louise Pigott
Eva Feldmann Julie Piotrowski
Ariel Fisher Gloria Pizio
C.J. Foote Elizabeth Richards
John Geoghegan Melissa Ruhloff
Reg & Louise Gilmore Ed Sernie
Cynthia Hammond Sapphire Singh
Maureen Hayman Carolyne R. Sparling
Samantha Huisbrink Matt Sparling
Margaret & Bruce Kelly Dharsy Sriranjan
Julia Kollek Kasia Stolarz
Alyson Lamanes Kim Thompson
Andrea Lehocki Desirée Valadares
Maxwell & Grace Longfield  
Randall & Jean Longfield  


And numerous donors who wish to remain anonymous.

Our thanks to Dane Pederson of Loose Canon Gallery, who generously funded the FAH table at the Supercrawl on James Street North, September 25th.