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This program is designed for those who would like to discover artifacts and art history, appreciate North Hills Museum and the surrounding community. Each session will include a PowerPoint presentation on a selected theme, a guided tour of the collection where applicable and delicious baked treats and refreshments.
Each lecture is $10.00 per person. A great way to spend fall Tuesdays!Registration required, call 902-532-2168, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10 am – 12 pm or 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Painting in Canada Part 1
We will trace the origins of painting in the New World from the early French patronage of the church in the 17th century to the English tradition of painting images of important officials, merchants and their properties. We will explore the Canadian landscape through the eyes of 18th century topographical painters, and the wonderful paintings of everyday life by Krieghoff and Kane. The works of the academically trained artists will also be explored, that would lead to the foundation of different art societies and associations, culminating with the foundation of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1880.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 10 am – 12 pm or 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Painting in Canada Part 2
Our travels continue through post confederation Canada with the impressionistic style paintings by members of the Canadian Art Club, to the struggle to define nationalism as seen in the works of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, and their contemporaries Emily Carr and David Milne. We will also study the works of great modern painters such as Alfred Pellan, Paul Emile Borduas and Jean Paul Riopelle. The 1950s and 60s produced great abstract artists such as Jock MacDonald and Jack Bush, and in the Maritimes; Bruno Bobak, Molly Bobak, Christopher Pratt, Mary Pratt, Alex Colville. These and many other 20th century Canadian painters will be discussed.
Tuesday, October 11, 10 am – 12 pm or 1:30 – 3:30 pm
The Dishes in the House
North Hills Museum is a treasure chest of some of the finest Georgian porcelain. We will trace the evolution of English porcelain production beginning in the early 18th century. Discover the many manufacturers found within the collection; such as, New Hall, Worcester, Minton, Spode, Bow, Wedgewood, and many more. We will discuss different manufacturers’ histories and study their patterns, patronage, and how to identify their hallmarks.