Gallery lectures examine modern art

Art history the focus of upcoming series at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

If expanding your knowledge of art history is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has your ticket.

The Gallery Associates of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria are presenting a four-part art lecture series on the birth of modern art, Art, Artists and Ideas that Shaped Modern Art, presented by art historian, Dr. Daniel Mato.

The lectures take place over the course of four Sunday afternoons: Feb. 1 and 8, March 1 and 8.

Focusing on a different theme each Sunday, together the lectures form a short history of early modern art starting in 1875 and ending in 1914 with the advent of the First World War.

Each lecture runs from 2 to 2:45 p.m. and is followed with time for discussion and light refreshments.

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Daniel Mato offer his knowledge about how modern art emerged,” said Angela Buckingham, event co-chair.

“It’s going to be an educational and interesting series, and the funds raised support the mandate of the gallery, which includes the development of education as well as exhibition programming.”

The lectures are:  Impressionism – The Quiet Revolution; Post-Impressionism – Different Eyes; Heroic Visions – Makers of Modernism, and Modernism – Fragmenting Reality.

Mato is professor emeritus of art history at the University of Calgary, and has held many other notable positions, including gallery and exhibition curator and director of the art gallery at the University of Manitoba. He has a fascinating knowledge of modern art from the turn of the 20th century, which includes findings from his field work in West Africa.

Tickets are $120 for the series, $100 for gallery members/students, available until Feb. 1. Individual lecture tickets are $35, $30 for Gallery members/students. For information visit aggv.ca or call 250-384-4171.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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