Lectures & Presentations

Information about upcoming lectures, artist or curator tours and talks, and other presentations.

Upcoming Lectures and Presentations

Curator Crunch
13 march, 2019

Free lunchtime presentations at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery 

Join Manager of Collections and Exhibitions John Leroux each month for an exciting, intimate, and fast-paced look at artworks on display. Designed to comfortably fit in your lunch break, these short presentations on artistic treasures are open to everyone. See what these artworks say, and how they connect us with the world – how’s that for “food for thought”?

In March: Turn, turn, turn: Gordon Dunphy

Jennifer Pazienza joins John Leroux this month for a look at their co-curated exhibition, Gordon Dunphy: Vessels. This Curator Crunch will take you through the very physical, powerful, and loving relationship between esteemed woodturner Gordon Dunphy and the local wood that he transformed into incredible finished vessels. The works presented in this exhibition form a unique legacy collection that Dunphy personally selected to be left to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

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Time: 12:15 PM

pARTage: Anne-Marie Sirois
17 march, 2019

This free program brings artists and guests together in French-language conversations about art and creativity. Presentations may include everything from lectures and readings to musical and dance performances, and more!

March 17: Anne-Marie Sirois, Humour in Creativity

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Guest Lecture: Ray Cronin
21 march, 2019

Atlantic Canadian Art: Mary Pratt/Gerald Ferguson/Alex Colville

Join Ray Cronin for a talk about three iconic Atlantic artists, short readings from the first three Gaspereau Field Guides to Canadian Artists (Mary Pratt: Still Light; Gerald Ferguson: Thinking of Painting; Alex Colville: A Rebellious Mind) and a question and answer session.

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Members Only Tour
28 march, 2019

Each month we feature a members only tour of the exhibitions.

March 28: Explore the exhibition Her Metal, featuring the work of six New Brunswick metalsmiths. Each artist has created a special piece of metalwork inspired by a painting chosen from the Gallery’s collection.

Contact the Front Desk to RSVP before March 24th at 458-2028, or emailbag@beaverbrookartgallery.org; let us know how many people are attending and in which language you’d like the tour.

Did you know: members also enjoy unlimited free admission, and free or discounted programs at the Gallery. To learn more, click here.

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Curator Crunch
10 april, 2019

Free lunchtime presentations at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Join Manager of Collections and Exhibitions John Leroux each month for an exciting, intimate, and fast-paced look at artworks on display, designed to comfortably fit in your lunch break. See what these artworks say, and how they connect us with the world – how’s that for “food for thought”?

In AprilPeacocks and Dragons: William Morris’ finest tapestry

This exquisite peacock and dragon pattern textile from 1878 was considered by celebrated designer William Morris as the closest to his vision of an ideal medieval fabric. The Morris & Co. catalogue described it as the “perfect hanging for a medieval castle or mansion”, which is fitting as this particular piece came from the Charles Hosmer residence in Montreal’s Golden Square Mile. This wool tapestry incorporates highly figured imagery derived from classical myth and Romantic symbolism. Learn more about it at this month’s Curator Crunch. 

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In Conversation: Darren Emenau, George Kinghorn, John Leroux
11 april, 2019

Beyond the mud: Curating the Ceramic Art of Darren Emenau

Join artist Darren Emenau, and curators George Kinghorn (Director, University of Maine Museum of Art), and John Leroux (Manager of Collections and Exhibitions, Beaverbrook Art Gallery) for a discussion of the artist’s practice and the exhibition, Olio.

The exhibition catalogue will be launched at this time, and a book signing will take place after the talk.

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pARTage: Marie-Reine Ulmer
14 april, 2019

This free program brings artists and guests together in French-language conversations about art and creativity. Presentations may include everything from lectures and readings to musical and dance performances, and more!

In April: Marie-Reine Ulmer: The work of the artist : ceramic and sculpture

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Guest presentation: Danielle Hogan
25 april, 2019

How to apply to the New Brunswick Art Bank

This informative and non-intimidating seminar in the RBC Learning Centre is designed to help visual artists and gallerists better understand the process of applying to the New Brunswick Art Bank. 

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