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This was the first of a series of small exhibition built around the loan from an anonymous collector of several works by European artists of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. The painting Nude Before a Screen by Henri matisse was featured in Part One, accompanied by a bronze relief of a nude from the same period, from the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Guest curator Hans-Gunther Schwartz, a professor in the German Department, organized this exhibition of Persian carpets (from Caucasus between the Caspian and Black Sea, from Turkoman tribes of central Asia and from India, Pakistan and Turkey) to explore the history, techniques and varieties of carpet-making in the East. The carpets were on loan from private collectors in Halifax, Dartmouth and Montreal, and from institutes in Montreal and Toronto.
The first artist-curated exhibition of drawings was organized and selected by Michael Snow and explores his interpretation of the drawing medium and its use by contemporary artists.
Eighteenth century prints on loan from the National Gallery of Canada, Alverthorpe Gallery, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Fogg Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Rose Art Museum in conjunction with the conference of 18th Century Studies held at Dalhousie University.