Exhibitions and Events

Walking the Debris Field: A Natural History, December 6, 2015. Architectural Model of the Richmond School on Roome Street destroyed in the Halifax Explosion. Photograph by Robert Bean.

Exhibition

The Halifax Explosion

12 October – 17 December, 2017

The Halifax Explosion occurred on the morning of 6 December 1917 as the result of a collision between the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, and the SS Imo, a Norwegian relief vessel. The two ships collided in the Narrows, a strait connecting upper Halifax Harbour to the Bedford Basin, and the resulting fire on board the Mont-Blanc ignited her cargo. The ensuing explosion devastated the Richmond district of Halifax as well as the opposite shore of Dartmouth.

Opening Reception and Halifax Explosion Panel

11 October, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION at 6 PM, Dalhousie Art Gallery

HALIFAX EXPLOSION PANEL at 7 PM, Sir James Dunn Theatre, with reception in Gallery to follow.

Open to the public, this free event will explore how the Halifax Explosion lead to the development and professionalization of multiple health and social service professions, how it changed the physical features of the city, and how it has been commemorated and memorialized over the last 100 years.

film still from Sergei Eisenstein's Strike, 1924

Film

Strike

7 October, 2017

Featuring Live Score by Mohammad Sahraei and guests
Doors at 7 PM / Screening at 7:30 PM
Limited Seating / Free Admission
Paul O'Regan Hall / Halifax Central Library
 
Before Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein made this stylized and theatrical film dramatizing a labour strike at a Czarist-era heavy manufacturing facility, utilizing wild cinematic rhetoric and garish animal characterizations.
 

Mi'kmaq welcome with Catherine Martin

28 September, 2017

Dalhousie Art Gallery is very pleased to announce a significant contribution to the permanent collection that was received in 2016. Because we have very limited resources for the purchase of artworks, the Gallery relies on donations, of both acquisitions funds and artworks, to expand the collection, an activity that greatly enhances our ability to foster an appreciation and understanding of the visual arts within the Dalhousie University community, and to be a resource for our local and regional communities.

Dana Claxton, Daddy's Gotta New Ride, from The Mustang Suite, 2008.

Exhibition

From the Vault: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

1 September – 1 October, 2017

The Gallery is very pleased to announce two significant contributions to the permanent collection that were received in 2016. Because we have very limited resources for the purchase of artworks, the Gallery relies on donations, of both acquisitions funds and artworks, to expand the collection, an activity that greatly enhances our ability to foster an appreciation and understanding of the visual arts within the Dalhousie University community, and to be a resource for our local and regional communities.
 
DANA CLAXTON: THE MUSTANG SUITE

Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, installation view (detail) from ...bump in the night, (Halifax) 2014-17.

Event

Jungian Psychoanalyst Beaty Popescu Lecture

6 July, 2017

In the current exhibition called The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak, the artists explore their own and others’ contemporary experiences of dreams, nightmares, hypnotism, fear, death, impermanence, urban fragmentation, and the collision between nature and culture.

In this interactive talk, Jungian psychoanalyst and artist Beaty Popescu will address a number of the topics exposed in the current exhibition from a Jungian analytical understanding.  

Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, still from We're Getting Younger All the Time, 2001, from the trilogy ...before I wake, 2001-12.

Exhibition

The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak

5 May – 16 July, 2017

Since 1983, Toronto-based artists Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak have shared an exclusively collaborative practice of performance, video, and photo/text work, investigating the subjectivity and experience of the self, and grounded in social, political engagement and critique. The title of this exhibition, The Long Time: 21st Century Art of Steele + Tomczak, reflects the artists’ long career together, the time-based nature of video, and the recent digital revolution of the medium.

Event

BOOK SALE!

10 March, 2017

FRIDAY MARCH 10TH FROM 11AM TO 5PM.

CHOOSE FROM A LARGE SELECTION OF EXHIBITION CATALOGUES, MONOGRAPHS AND OTHER BOOKS
ON ART.

BRING A BAG AND FILL IT FOR $10!

LARGE HARDCOVERS WILL BE PRICED SEPARATELY.

NOW ADDED:
WE WILL HAVE A SELECTION OF POSTER AND ART FRAMES, PRICES AS MARKED! (PRICED TO SELL!)

Film still from Bessie, dir. Dee Rees 2015.

Film

African History Month Films: Black Music Biographies

7 – 28 February, 2017

SCREENINGS TUESDAYS AT 5 PM. FREE ADMISSION

Three African American directors—Don Cheadle, Dee Rees, and Darnell Martin—take on crucial motion picture biographies of legendary Black performers.

7 February - Miles Ahead
Don Cheadle, USA, 2015, 101 minutes. Written, starring, and directed by Don Cheadle, this surprisingly fresh and funny drama is about an imaginary incident during jazz great Miles Davis’s five-year ‘retirement’, and sports an appearance by Ewan MacGregor as an intrusive music reporter.

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