Levy Series No. 5: THE MODERNS
March 7 – August 3, 2013
The Moderns is the fifth in a series of exhibitions exploring the collecting interests of Hamilton businessman Herman Herzog Levy, O.B.E. (1902-1990), the McMaster Museum of Art’s greatest benefactor to date. Levy’s collection interests were European art, maps and antiquities, which he approached with thorough research, conducted when travelling for business in Europe and subsequent trips across the globe. The Moderns looks at his passion for 20th century art, within the broader context of the McMaster collection. The exhibition includes more than 30 works, some never shown before, by:
Walter Sickert, and
Henri Le Sidaner.
Hyang Cho, K. Nicol and Joseph Beuys
predisposed (…to thinking through the eye of mutual convenience)
March 28 – August 3, 2013
Reception and Artist Talks: Thursday April 4, 6 – 8 pm
Why does an artist push a button a million times?
Why does an artist keep drawing lines? Find out!
The work of Hyang Cho and K. Nicol offers a view into contemporary art practices in Canada. This exhibition looks at their recent works in the context of conceptual, “post conceptual” and systemic practices. An international perspective is provided by the inclusion of Intuition, 1968, a “unique” multiple work by Joseph Beuys (German 1921-1986), an artist most-often associated with the Fluxus movement.
Hyang Cho was born in South Korea. She first studied at Sogang University in Seoul, and received her MFA from the University of Guelph; Cho is based in Guelph.
K. Nicol studied at Sheridan College and the Ontario College of Art and Design, and is based in Toronto.
MORE INFO and full list of works
FLOWERS AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Curated by Carla Garnet
Organized in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Peterborough.
Sasha Yungju Lee
May 9 – August 17, 2013
Public Reception and Catalogue Launch: Saturday July 20, 2-4 pm
Flowers and Photography examines the appeal of contemporary floral subjects and inherited notions of the symbolic function of flower imagery through the work of six Canadian women artists.
MAX KLINGER, JOHN MASSEY and JOSEPH CALLEJA
the glove, the car and the mirror
May 9 – August 17, 2013
Celebratory Reception: Saturday July 20, 2-4 pm
Narratives and hyper-imagery are examined in two suites of work: Ein Handschuh Opus VI / A Glove, Cycle VI portfolio of ten etchings, 1881 (from the McMaster Museum of Art Collection) by German Symbolist artist Max Klinger and This Land series of seven prints from the early 21st century by Canadian artist John Massey.
A kinetic mirror work by another Canadian artist (born Malta) Joseph Calleja sits between them, reflecting and transforming the gallery as environment.
Proto Geometric Oinochoe (pitcher used for pouring wine)
from Athens and dated to the 10th century BC
In April, the Togo Salmon Gallery will be rededicated as a space to showcase exclusively McMaster's collection of antiquities. The inaugural exhibition—co-curated by Owen Phillips and Dr. Spencer Pope, both in the Department of Classics at McMaster University—features a wide variety of objects from the ancient Mediterranean dating from c. 1400 BC to c. 300 AD.
The Vishniac Coin Collection
Numismatic Traditions from Antiquity to Present
Curated by Dr. Spencer Pope
This is an exhibition of of twenty-two coins, mostly from the Roman Republic, dating back to Alexander the Great. They are significant for both their value to McMaster’s Teaching Collection and their provenance. The Collection was generously gifted to McMaster University by McMaster astronomy professor Ethan Vishniac, who inherited it from his grandfather, renowned photographer Roman Vishniac.
Image: Vishniac 12: Roman Orichalcum Coin of Emperor Galba (AD 68-69)
OBVERSE: Laureate head of Galba, facing right, "IMP SER GALBA CAES AUG TR P".
REVERSE: Libertas (deity representing Liberty) standing left, holding pileus and rod, "LIBERTAS PUBLICA SC".