Exhibitions and Events

Still from Allison Ellwood's Magic Trip, 2011
Film

The Beat Generation on Screen

24 September – 17 December, 2014

The Beat Generation on Screen

Two recent motion picture versions of Jack Kerouac novels point to a renewed interest in the Beat Generation in popular culture. This film retrospective matches documentaries with fictional features to try to get a fix on one of America’s last great literary movements and how its legacy is now seen in both memory and imagination.

SCREENINGS WEDNESDAYS AT 8 PM. FREE ADMISSION

24 September - On the Road

Still from the Coen Brothers' film The Big Lebowski, 1998
Film

Atlantic Film Festival: The Coen Brothers

13 – 17 September, 2014

Whether you consider them cult favourites or mass-audience avatars, the Coen Brothers (Joel and Ethan) have produced a unique body of cinema that continues to astound and entertain.

SCREENINGS DAILY AT 5 PM. FREE ADMISSION. SEATING IS LIMITED

Saturday 13 September - Blood Simple

USA, 1984, 99 minutes. A private detective, a couple under some strain and a boyfriend who just won’t die. These are the ingredients for the Coen Brothers’ terse debut, an American Indie neo-noir landmark.

Still from Gerald Potterton's The Railrodder, 1965
Film

Atlantic Film Festival: Celebrating the National Film Board of Canada

12 September, 2014

FREE ADMISSION

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Canada’s National Film Board. Gaspereau Press author Binnie Brennan will read from her new book Like Any Other Monday which tells the story of a Buster Keaton-like character. A screening of the 1964 NFB film The Railrodder and its accompanying ‘making of’ documentary, Buster Keaton Rides Again, will follow the reading after a short question and answer session.

Exhibition

Diamond Mine: 60 Years of Collecting at the Dalhousie Art Gallery

12 September – 5 October, 2014

Public reception: Thursday 11 September at 8:00 PM

In October 1953, a one-room area in the Arts and Administration Building was officially opened as the Dalhousie Art Gallery, a space administered by an art committee made up of faculty members working on a volunteer basis. The 1950s and 1960s were formative years for the Gallery when it went through a period of rapid growth. In 1970, the Gallery hired its first professional Director, and it has been led by paid professional staff ever since.

Event

Tracing Tracks Online Launch

5 September, 2014

Project site: http://tracingtracks.com

Artists: Edith Flückiger and Germaine Koh

Curators: Mireille Bourgeois and Chantal Molleur

Website by Lukas Steinman

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Event

Artifact Institute: Closing reception and round table discussion

20 August, 2014

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION on residual media and CLOSING RECEPTION for 

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