Lectures & Presentations

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

Upcoming Lectures and Presentations

Curator Crunch: The other Dali
11 september, 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”?

The roots of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery owning the 1957 Santiago el Grande go back to the late 1940s, when Salvador Dali met Sir James Dunn in New York City. The New Brunswick-born future donor of this work was initially unimpressed with Dali, but the relationship would eventually lead to one of the artist’s most significant and memorable portraits: La Turbie: Sir James Dunn, completed in 1949. Often overshadowed by its mammoth blue neighbour, La Turbie has Dunn dressed in a gold robe, evoking the spirit of none other than Julius Ceasar. Learn more about this history at this month’s Curator Crunch, September 11 at 12:15 pm.

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pARTage: Deuxième frette
15 september, 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 September: Join us as we celebrate the last day of Harvest with a special performance by Deuxième frette! This local group will perform classic acoustic French pop-rock songs.

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Time: 3:00 PM

Evening with the Curator: Secrets of our Collection
18 september, 2019

Curator’s Circle, Director’s Circle, and Life Members are invited to join John Leroux for a reception and special talk.

If these artworks could talk:  join John Leroux, Manager of Collections and Exhibitions, as he presents some of the fascinating, but little known, stories and secrets behind some of our beloved masterworks.

No charge; please RSVP. Exclusively for Circle & Life Members. Contact: membership@beaverbrookartgallery.org.

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Time: 6:30 PM

CBC Screening: In the Making
20 september, 2019

Catch a special screening of CBC’s In the Making at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery! Join host Sean O’Neill and artist Beverly Glenn-Copeland on September 20 for the premiere screening of the episode featuring Glenn-Copeland and artist Jeremy Dutcher.

Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

Admission by donation; ticket information coming soon.

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Time: 7:00 PM

Artist Talk: Gillian Dykeman
26 september, 2019

Gillian Dykeman speaks on her residency project Directing Our Gaze, which examines the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s landscape collections through an ecofeminist lens. Presented in partnership with Connexion Artist-Run Centre.

Admission by donation.

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Members Only Tour
26 september, 2019

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

September 26: Share Gallery opening memories with Ann Morgan and Bill Morrison.

Contact the Front Desk to RSVP before September 22 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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Time: 7:00 PM

Artist Talk and Tour: Ned Pratt
28 september, 2019

An opportunity to meet the artist and explore the large-scale photographic works in his retrospective exhibition at the Gallery. This show represents 10 years of photographing his home island of Newfoundland. The artist will be discussing his approach to form and beauty and his relationship to this land. 

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