Exhibitions and Events
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
FRIDAY MARCH 10TH FROM 11AM TO 5PM.
CHOOSE FROM A LARGE SELECTION OF EXHIBITION CATALOGUES, MONOGRAPHS AND OTHER BOOKS
BRING A BAG AND FILL IT FOR $10!
LARGE HARDCOVERS WILL BE PRICED SEPARATELY.
WE WILL HAVE A SELECTION OF POSTER AND ART FRAMES, PRICES AS MARKED! (PRICED TO SELL!)
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.