An exhibition of approximately 60 works by Canadian, American, and European artists from the 1950s to the 1970s, a period when abstraction achieved its fullest expression in the visual arts.  Drawn from the Gallery's Permanent Collection, the exhibition presented a wide range of abstract and semi-abstract work, which included examples of abstract expressionism, cubist-influenced work, and organic and hard-edged abstraction.

Drawn from the private collection of local, contemporary artists, this exhibition examined the art that artists collect and the relationship or connection between artists whose work is acquired through gift, sale or trade from one another.

An exhibition of nearly sixty Counter-Reformation engravings representing the output of a prolific industry and catered to a burgeoning audience.  Among the artists and engravers well represented in the exhibition were Peter Paul Rubens, Hendrick Glotzius and Claude Mellan.  The prints are from the private collection of John Ettlinger, Professor Emeritus, Dalhousie University School of Library and Information Studies.

This was an exhibition of photographs by Nova Scotia photographer Gary Wilson.  Forty back and white photographs of the Maritime provinces, executed between 1980 and 1986, were displayed.

A nationally touring exhibition of the large, gouged-plywood paintings of Canadian artist Paterson Ewen. The exhibition presented several of Ewen's best-known works - studies of landscape and the phenomena of weather - dating from the early 1970s to the present.  These monumental works are painterly evocations of light and space which, according to exhibition curator, Philip Monk,"rival the mystic depictions of the storm-tossed scenes of the Group of Seven".

An exhibition of 40 paintings and drawings by the American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) executed during two visits to Newfoundland in 1910 and 1914-15.  Loaned from institutions and private collections from Nova Scotia and the United States, the works displayed had never before been exhibited in Canada.  This exhibition was curated by Gemey Kelly, who is the author of the accompanying catalogue, which documents Kent's artistic and political activities in Newfoundland.

Dalhousie Theatre Designer Peter Perina exhibited photographs and models of his scenographic work in the United States and Canada since 1972.  Photographic reproductions of Mr. Perina's work for thirty operas and plays, including Edward Barne's Feathertop, Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream, and Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, were displayed.

An exhibition of 15 paintings by Nova Scotia artist Grace Keddy, a graduate of NSCAD and a member of the Nova Scotia Society of Artists. These powerful studies of Nova Scotia landscapes which included areas around Sullivan's Pond, Peggy's Cove and Digby Neck, represented Keddy's active involvement in landscape painting in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

An exhibition of newly-created sculpture by new Brunswick artist Dennis Gill which consisted of four incised slate wall works, an installation piece, and twelve portrait busts of notable personalities ranging from Chairman Mao to Mickey Mouse.

An exhibition focusing on the buildings of Dalhousie University designed by Nova Scotian architect Andrew Cobb (1876-1943).  The exhibition included drawings, plans and archival photographs all relating to the archival photographs all relating to the architect's vision of the Studley Campus as laid out in 1912.

This was a major juried exhibition of over sixty contemporary works by forty-nine Nova Scotia artists. Included were works on paper, photographs, sculpture, fiber art and video.  This exhibition celebrated the 10th Anniversary of VANS and paid tribute to the quality and diversity of works by Nova Scotia artists.

An exhibition of 16 paintings by the artist Riduan Tomkins who lived in Halifax and taught painting at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design from 1983 to 1986.

An installation by Halifax artist Eric Cameron of three of his"Thick Paintings", previously shown at an earlier stage of development in separate exhibitions in Halifax in 1980.

An exhibition of 57 paintings, drawings and travel sketches by Halifax artist Aileen Meagher, covering a period of 35 years.

Organized from the Special Collections Department of the Dalhousie University Library. An exhibition of 63 etchings and drawings by American painter-printmaker Stephen Parrish and his student Charles A. Platt produced by them during trips to the Maritimes in the summer of 1881 and 1882. As a group they form a unique historical document of life in the Maritimes in the 1880s and are also fully resolved works of art in their own right.