Exhibitions and Events
Arguably the most important African American actor in screen history, Sidney Poitier appeared in a series of groundbreaking films in the 1960s that directly addressed issues of race in both the United States and Britain. The Dalhousie Art Gallery will show four of these movies on four Monday evenings as part of Black History Month.
SCREENINGS MONDAYS AT 8 PM / FREE ADMISSION
6 February - Lilies of the Field
The greatest novelist of the English language and one of the most imposing figures in all of world literature, Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago in 1812. Immensely popular in his own time—where he helped define the Victorian Era along with Queen Victoria herself—Dickens’ work has endured in film and television so much so that the latest round of landmark small-screen epics like The Wire and The Sopranos can—and have been—described as ‘Dickensian’ in scope, ambition and execution.
OPENING RECEPTION: 12 January, 8PM
Organized by the Dalhousie Art Gallery in partnership with the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and the Kelowna Art Gallery.
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday 8 December at 8 PM This annual exhibition celebrates the creativity of the Dalhousie and King's College university communities.
Curator's Talk with Steven Loft Saturday 22 October at 7 pm Organized by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, an affiliate of the National Gallery of Canada Curated by Andrea Kunard and Steven Loft This exhibition brings together profoundly symbolic works by some of Canada’s most celebrated Indigenous artists and sends a powerful message about the evolution of Aboriginal self-determination in Canada.
Along with Wim Wenders, Werner Herzog is the most recognizable of the New German filmmakers who emerged in the 1970s. His questing, unconventional attitude has resulted in an ongoing career that alternates drama and documentary with a quizzical sense of humour and a generous sense of humanity. In the last decade, however, Werner Herzog has reached a new plateau of cinematic expressiveness that sees his own bemused personality take centre stage. We are pleased to present a short retrospective of his work, with a concentration on his most recent films.
The annual collaboration between the Dalhousie Art Gallery and the Atlantic Film Festival will present seven classic cult films for free viewing at five o’clock for the week of the festival. This year’s selection consists of controversial, late-night and niche films that have built their reputations outside of mainstream exhibition in unconventional public screenings.
DAILY SCREENINGS AT 5 PM. FREE ADMISSION.
ARTIST’S PRESENTATION Thursday 22 September at 8 PM This survey exhibition traces four decades of art-making by London, Ontario artist Jamelie Hassan and presents a body of work that intertwines her enduring interests in text, language, memory, personal history, and identity. Her pioneering practice steadfastly asserts that artists have a responsibility to address the critical issues of our time, while her geographical location in the ‘regions’ of Southwestern Ontario grounds her practice.