Exhibitions and Events

Exhibition

Nature as Communities

26 April – 14 July, 2019

From speculative fictions to art as storytelling; from indigenous-settler relationships to the “wider-than-human”; from land-based practices to the “Planthropocene”, 

D’Arcy Wilson, Diorama of the Gardens; a reconstruction of Downs' Zoological Gardens (detail), 2016. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Visite guidée en français de l'exposition en cours D’Arcy Wilson: The Memorialist

21 March, 2019

L’équipe de la galerie vous invite chaleureusement à une visite guidée en français de l'exposition en cours D’Arcy Wilson: The Memorialist le jeudi 21 mars 2019 à 19h00.

L'entrée est gratuite et tous sont bienvenus. Une réservation est fortement conseillée via ce formulaire: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/dalhousie-art-gallery-19672922183
 
Cette visite guidée sera animée par Lisa Bouraly, muséologue et commissaire indépendante.

D'Arcy Wilson, (excerpt from) Museology, 2015-2016, archival inkjet print on paper. Documentation by Chris Friel

The Memorialist: Keynote Address

21 February, 2019

MacAloney Room (406), 4th Floor, Dalhousie Arts Centre
FREE ADMISSION

Dendragapus canadensis, USNM A 12565, The Smithsonian Institution. Date collected: 28 July 1847, Date Visited: 24 May 2016. Archival Inkjet Print, 20" x 26", 2016. Photo Credit: Chris Friel

Exhibition

D’Arcy Wilson: The Memorialist

18 January – 14 April, 2019

Andrew Downs’ Zoological Gardens opened in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at the edge of town in 1847. Stretching over one hundred acres in the area adjacent to what is now known as the Armdale Roundabout, for more than 20 years the Gardens housed regional and exotic animals in sprawling wooded enclosures. The proprietor, known to care deeply for the animals in his keep, was also a master taxidermist, supplying specimens to the world’s leading scientific institutions of the time.

Opening Reception for D'Arcy Wilson: The Memorialist

17 January, 2019

The Gallery is pleased to present a public reception for the exhibition D'Arcy Wilson: The Memorialist. There will be refreshements and the artist will be in attendance.

Exhibition

65th Annual Student, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni Exhibition

7 – 21 December, 2018

Our annual celebration of the creativity of the students, staff, faculty and alumni of Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College!

Entries are to be made to the Dalhousie Art Gallery between 1 - 25 November during regular Gallery hours. Download form and guidelines here.

Opening Reception and Curator's Tour

12 October, 2018

The Dalhousie Art Gallery is pleased to a Curator's Tour with Wanda Nanibush, at the Opening Reception for Nanabozho's Sisters.

Admission is FREE and all are welcome.

Rosalie Favell, Voyager, 2003. From the Plain(s) Warrior Artist series.

Exhibition

Nanabozho's Sisters

12 October – 25 November, 2018

Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Dana Claxton, Thirza Cuthand, Rosalie Favell, Ursula Johnson, Shelley Niro, and Anna Tsouhlarakis

Mary Pratt, Light Takes the Tree, 2015.

Exhibition

From the Vault: Ars Longa

1 September – 2 October, 2018

Along with our temporary exhibitions program, collections management and the custodial stewardship of the 1300 pieces in the permanent collection are at the core of the Dalhousie Art Gallery’s mandate and culture. Established in 1953, the Gallery has been actively building its collection through judicious purchases and generous donations for more than sixty years and is committed to ensuring that the cultural, historical, social, and economic values of our holdings are not only secured for the future but also increase over time.

Mary Pratt, Light Takes the Tree, 2015.

Exhibition

From the Vault: Ars Longa

25 May – 8 July, 2018

Along with our temporary exhibitions program, collections management and the custodial stewardship of the 1300 pieces in the permanent collection are at the core of the Dalhousie Art Gallery’s mandate and culture. Established in 1953, the Gallery has been actively building its collection through judicious purchases and generous donations for more than sixty years and is committed to ensuring that the cultural, historical, social, and economic values of our holdings are not only secured for the future but also increase over time.

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