Exhibitions and Events

left: Marlene Creates, A Stone Placed in Line with an Iceberg, Baffin Island, 1985. Dalhousie Art Gallery permanent collection, gift of the artist, 2001 right: Unknown, Greek votive female head, 5-4 century BC. Dalhousie Art Gallery permanent collection
Exhibition

From the Vault

9 June – 5 July, 2015

Although the Dalhousie Art Gallery recently passed its sixtieth year milestone, the start of Gallery’s collection dates back to the 1830s when Dalhousie University’s first President donated a print by John James Audubon to the school. Since 1953, the Gallery’s Acquisition Committee has actively developed, through purchase and donation, a varied permanent collection that promotes the mandate of the Gallery, engages with the evolving aesthetics of the times, and often reflects the collecting habits of the donors.

Geneviève Cadieux, Sans titre (sein), 1994. Collection: Diaz Contemporary
Exhibition

Geneviève Cadieux: Here you may see the best portrait that, later, I was able to make of him. Passages to Abstraction.

22 March – 17 May, 2015

Curated by Vincent Bonin

Organized and circulated by the Musée d’art de Joliette with financial support from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

OPENING RECEPTIONS AND TOURS Saturday 21 March

MSVU Art Gallery at 2 PM and at the Dalhousie Art Gallery at 4 PM

The artist and curator will be present.

Event

Art and Neuroscience + Teaching the History of Medicine using Great Art Works

5 March, 2015

TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY to THURSDAY 5 MARCH

Lectures and artist talks begin at 7PM | FREE ADMISSION 

Art and Neuroscience

Richard Brown, Department of Psychology, Institute of Neuroscience, Dalhousie University.

Teaching the History of Medicine using Great Art Works

Jock Murray, former Dean of Medicine and Professor Emeritus of Medical Humanities, Dalhousie University.

Event

Artist talks and tour of works - with Sarah Maloney Knitted Anatomy and Lisa Nilsson Tissue Series

3 March, 2015

TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY to THURSDAY 5 MARCH

Lectures and artist talks begin at 7PM | FREE ADMISSION 

Event

Lecture: Modern Research Imaging Techniques: A Renaissance for Optical Microscopy

26 February, 2015

TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY to THURSDAY 5 MARCH

Lectures and artist talks begin at 7PM | FREE ADMISSION 

Modern Research Imaging Techniques:  A Renaissance for Optical Microscopy

William Baldridge, DGJ Campbell Professor & Head, Medical Neuroscience and Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie Anatomical Laboratories: Modern Medical Models and Teaching

Robert Sandeski, Coordinator of Anatomical Laboratories and Human Donation Program, Dalhousie University. 

Event

Lecture and tour of Anatomica with Cindy Stelmackowich

24 February, 2015

TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY to THURSDAY 5 MARCH

Lectures and artist talks begin at 7PM | FREE ADMISSION 

Still from Dee Rees' film Pariah, 2011.
Film

Black Directors for African Heritage Month

3 – 24 February, 2015

3 February - Camp de Thiaroye

Ousmane Sembene, Senegal, 1988, 157 minutes. The renowned director tells an epic story of French African Colonial troops and how they were treated during and after World War Two. (In French and Wolof with English subtitles)

10 February - Faat Kiné

Ousmane Sembene, Senegal, 2001, 117 minutes. In this modern-day urban tale of the title character, a woman rises to run a gas station in a traditionally patriarchal society that resists female aspirations. (In French and Wolof with English subtitles)

Film still from Orson Welles' Film The Lady From Shanghai, 1947
Film

Long Shadows at Dawn: The Art of Film Noir

21 January – 17 June, 2015

Now recognized as one the most influential of filmmaking styles, Film Noir was often dismissed in its own time as genre-heavy urban crime drama. With its creeping shadows, wet streets, addled subjectivity and looming sense of betrayal, Noir realized the dark underside of America’s postwar triumphalism. Populated by losers, tough guys and femmes fatales, Noir sports stylized dialogue, ruthless action and an existential world view that resonates deeply with today’s sense of everyday despair.

Maskull Lasserre, Lexicon, 2008. Collection: City of Ottawa.
Exhibition

Anatomica

16 January – 8 March, 2015

Artists and scientists have long been fascinated with the internal landscapes of the human body, as well as its fragility, both as a material object and as an ever-changing biomedical representation. Anatomica is a dialogue between contemporary art that explores themes related to anatomical science and historical anatomical atlases, models and artifacts, and highlights the aesthetics, cultural legacies and allure of anatomical imagery.

Exhibition

The 61st Annual SSFA Exhibition

12 – 21 December, 2014

Our annual celebration of the creativity of the Dalhousie community – entering its seventh decade! Up to three entries per person will be accepted during regular Gallery hours between 1 November and 1 December.

The Gallery will close on 23 December for the holidays and the installation of our next exhibition. Please join us on Thursday 15 January at 8 PM for the opening of the group project title TBD shortly guest curated by Dr. Cindy Stelmackowich.

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