Lectures & Presentations

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

Upcoming Lectures and Presentations

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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Time: 12:15 PM

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, exhibition curator George Kinghorn (Director, University of Maine Museum of Art), Kate Wallace (catalogue author), 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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Curator Crunch
8 may, 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 May: Philip Iverson: About Face!

Philip Iverson's massive Face from 1991 is as powerful and engrossing as it is mysterious. Is it painting? Sculpture? Installation? Or a bit of all three? A commanding presence in whichever gallery space it is located, this artwork was created by Iverson using not only paint and plywood, but rope, staples, chicken wire, paint cans, a hubcap, and even a beer bottle. Learn about this complex and colourful work at this month’s Curator Crunch.

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In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson
9 may, 2019

Sue and Jim Waddington have been on a quest to locate the places that inspired Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, especially those only reachable on foot or by canoe. In this talk, they will compare photographs of some of the painting sites they have found with the corresponding artwork, discuss how they find the sites, and what they have learned about the artists.

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Musical Presentation: From Paint to the Piano
11 may, 2019

Dr. Ludmila Knezkova-Hussey, musician in residence at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, will play a musical tribute to pianist Margaret Ann Ireland. Through Dr. Knezkova-Hussey's original piano composition, as well as photo presentation, she explores her friendship with the New Brunswick pianist, and brings the portrait by Miller Brittain alive through the music.

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pARTage: Émilie Grace Lavoie
12 may, 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 May: Émilie Grace Lavoie, Interlaced Parallels

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Bel Canto Singers: Luminous
13 may, 2019

‘Luminous’ is a unique collaboration between the Bel Canto Singers of Fredericton and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery that brings the visual and musical arts together in a celebration of some of the Gallery’s masterworks.This special performance will highlight affinities and connections between the musical and visual works, between artists and composers, and between musical elements and painting techniques. For fans of either art form, it’s sure to be an evening not to miss.

Tickets: $20, available on Eventbrite, from members of the choir, and at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Please access this event via the pavilion doors only.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support for this collaborative project from the City of Fredericton Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding Program 2019.

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Saint John String Quartet
18 may, 2019

Celebrate International Museum Day with a special concert that will weave together an hour of music and the visual arts, making connections with and playing through our cultural history in an entertaining and lighthearted performance. Performers: David Adams, Danielle Sametz, Christopher Buckley, Sonja Adams.

International Museum Day - 10:00 am- 5:00 pm. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery will be open with admission by donation all day! 

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Illustrated talk: Janice Wright Cheney
23 may, 2019

Rewilding the Beaverbrook Art Gallery: Putting the Beaver Back in the Brook, Illustrated talk by artist-in -residence Janice Wright Cheney

Inspired by the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Beaverbrook Art Gallery, this talk will begin by examining the historical, cultural and ecological importance of the beaver (Castor Canadensis). Images from contemporary art and current environmental research will illustrate the complicated relationship Canadians have with this iconic rodent.  The artist will discuss her residency project (ReWild) and ongoing studio practice as a call for conservation and rewilding. Can we put the beaver back in the brook?

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