Lectures & Presentations

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

Upcoming Lectures and Presentations

Curator Crunch
12 june, 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 June: When Andy Warhol met Wayne Gretzky

In the mid- to late-20th century, when fame and media attention were rising commodities, a celebrity knew that they "made it" when their portrait was done by the great American pop artist Andy Warhol. One of the most curious instances of Warhol's fascination with fame was his 1984 silkscreen portrait of a young Wayne Gretzky. Barely in his twenties, Gretzky was already hailed by many as the greatest hockey player ever, but while portraits of sports icons like Muhammad Ali fit perfectly within the ranks of Warhol's depictions of Marilyn or Mick Jagger, the blond-haired innocent-looking Gretzky clutching his hockey stick reads as an outlier, almost too Canadian for the hip New York artist to have considered. So where did these two great ones meet and how? It's a significant instance of American and Canadian popular culture meeting face-to-face.

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Time: 12:15 PM

pARTage: Roberte Melanson
16 june, 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 June: Roberte Melanson: The Development of visual art in Acadie, from 1960 to today

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Time: 3:00 PM

Curator Talk and Tour
20 june, 2019

Join curator Emma Hassencahl-Perley for an in-depth tour of the exhibition Carl Beam: One Who is Brave-Hearted, and a discussion of the artist’s life, inspirations and process. Admission by donation, all are welcome to attend.

Carl Beam is Ojibwa hailing from Manitoulin Island, Ontario. He was the first self-identifying Indigenous artist to have work collected by, and shown at the National Gallery of Canada. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery will be exhibiting his well-known work, The Columbus Suite, as part of this exhibition.

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Time: 7:00 PM

Concert: Music of Dali
27 june, 2019

In this concert, musicians Yvonne Kershaw and Richard Hornsby of the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival present music from the early twentieth century, a time when wind instruments and small group chamber music was on the rise. The music represents a time when artists such as William Morris and Salvador Dali were working, amid the transition from Victorian to the early-twentieth century. Admission by donation, all are welcome to attend.

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Members Only Tour
27 june, 2019

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

June 27: Join a docent for a tour of Carl Beam: One Who is Brave-Hearted.

Contact the Front Desk to RSVP before June 23rd 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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Du classicisme au romantisme
18 july, 2019

Dans ce concert, les musiciens du Festival de musique d’été du Nouveau-Brunswick présentent de la musique transitoire du classicisme au romantisme. Profitez des œuvres de Beethoven et de Crusell, qui reflètent la période peinte dans La fontaine d’indolence. Comptons parmi les musiciens : Nadia Francavilla au violon, Mark Keyn à l’alto, Emily Kennedy au violoncelle et Richard Hornsby à la clarinette.

L’entrée est discrétionnaire. Tout le monde est bienvenu.

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Classics to Romantics
18 july, 2019

In this concert, musicians from the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival present music from the transition of the classical to the romantic periods. Enjoy the music of Beethoven and Crusell, reflecting the period of The Fountain of Indolence. Musicians include: Nadia Francavilla, violin, Mark Kleyn, viola, Emily Kennedy, cello, Richard Hornsby clarinet.

Admission by donation, all are welcome to attend.

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Members Only Tour
25 july, 2019

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

July 25: Join a docent for a tour of Studio Watch: Emerging Artist – Painting, 2019: Julie Caissie

Contact the Front Desk to RSVP before July 21st 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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