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Saturday 12pm - 5 pm

The Levy Collection - it is from here that the world unfolds
Curated by Pamela Edmonds
August 24, 2019 - December 14, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday September 12, 6- 8 pm

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A reconsideration of the Herman H. Levy Collection and Bequest spanning five centuries of historical, modern and contemporary art focused primarily on the European canon.

Instead of constructing a linear historical survey, individual works and groupings provide points of departure for alternative narratives reflecting transcultural exchange and re-orientations.

Presented in recognition of the Levy Collection's return to McMaster following its cross-Canada tour in the exhibition, A Cultivating Journey highlighting significant artworks donated by the Hamilton businessman and philanthropist in 1984.

Peripheral Vision(s)
Curated by Rheanne Chartrand and Dr. Gerald McMaster
August 24, 2019 - December 20, 2019
Opening Reception: September 12, 2019 at 6pm

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This exhibition sparks a visual dialogue between 19th century ledger drawings by Northern Plains warrior-artists and the lithographic prints of 20th century American artists Leonard Baskin and Fritz Scholder.

"Essentially, this exhibition is a critical rethinking of the origins of the 'Indian' image, endeavoring to understand how artists have shaped - and been shaped by - this image," says Rheanne Chartrand, Curator of Indigenous Art at the museum of art. "It invites visitors to consider how the lens of the present shapes our understanding of the past."

Peripheral Vision(s) draws together nearly 50 works of art from institutions across North America.

ARTIST GARDEN: The Boat Project/ everything will be fine
Ernest Daetwyler
2018 - 2020

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This summer, Canadian artist Ernest Daetwyler is building a new site-specific work in the Museum's Artist Garden. He will transform pieces of driftwood into a boat form, embedded with a steelcut text message, to create a visual environment for both active engagement and reflection. An appropriate work for the heart of McMaster campus, the surreal and poetic installation is intended to symbolize a time of change, challenges, and the existential fluctuations that life can present.

Stay tuned for future posts featuring the artist at work at McMaster.

About The Artist
Daetwyler's multidisciplinary projects, exhibitions and public interventions are presented internationally. His numerous awards include the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, Presence Suisse, the OAAG 2010 Exhibition of the Year Award, the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund, the Waterloo Region Arts Award and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, N.Y.