Project websites by the department
The following websites and electronic publications document faculty and student research projects.
Anne (Annie) Douglas Savage was a Canadian artist and teacher who made a significant impact on Canadian art and education. She was one of the first women to participate actively in the creation of a Canadian school of painting, and an early exponent of child art and creative teaching. Trained as a painter, and a self taught teacher, her success as an educator and her development as a painter were concurrent.
Professor Catherine MacKenzie and the following graduate students from the MA program are responsible for the writing of a catalogue entitled Auktion 392: Reclaiming the Galerie Stern, Düsseldorf, that accompanies an exhibition of the same title:
- Alexandra Anber
- Katie Apsey
- Andria Hickey
- Sharon Murray
- Kimberlie Robert.
The catalogue entries relied heavily on the provenance research of Philip Dombowsky, a graduate of the MA in Art History program and now Project Archivist, Dominion Gallery fonds, National Gallery of Canada and independent researcher for the Max Stern Estate. Other MA and undergraduate students who helped with the project are Anja Borck, Sheena Ellison and Marsha Taichman. Auktion 392 ran from October 20 to November 10, 2006 at the Concordia University FOFA Gallery. As guest curator, Professor MacKenzie extends her profound gratitude to Lynn Beavis, the highly creative former coordinator of the FOFA Gallery, and Andrew Elvish, independent designer and Director of Communications for local high-tech company Engenuity, who produced a remarkable installation that brought to life the story of the Galerie Stern from its formation in 1913 to its forced closure under Nazi duress in 1937. Both are graduates of the MA program in Art History. A PDF of the catalogue is available from the website.Thanks to Dr. Clarence Epstein, Director of Special Projects, for inviting the Department to become involved in this project, and to the Max Stern Estate, Concordia University, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, McGill University, Christie's, Sotheby's, and Apple for their support.
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Proficient in many media, Eleanor Milne (b.1925) continues to play an active role in the Canadian art world. She was Canada's Dominion Sculptor from 1961 to 1993, contributing many elements to the Centre Block of Parliament. She created stone carvings of the History of Canada, the British North America Act and the Origin of Life in Canada. She also designed stained glass windows for the House of Commons, and oversaw the restoration of the linen ceiling of the House.
This introductory guide is intended to facilitate access to relevant biographical and bibliographic information pertaining to contemporary First Nations artists and includes the artist's full name, date and place of birth, as well as First Nations affiliation, followed by a short biographical description. We have produced a bibliography of the most recent and/or important writings on each artist, which is meant to introduce the reader to that artist's work. A recent exhibition history is provided with an emphasis on Canadian venues. Also listed are selected collections containing the artist's work, to enable the user to see the original art.
The Jerusalem Art History Journal: An Undergraduate eJournal/Histoire de l’art à Jérusalem : cyberrevue étudiante de premier cycle deriving from the “City of Jerusalem: Ideas and Images” course taught by Dr. Loren Lerner considers different attachments to Jerusalem through visual perceptions and artistic representations at the religious, social and political levels. Its focus is on the multifaceted narratives, allegiances, and ideas of the city's history covering ancient times, the Roman and Byzantine periods, the Arab, Crusader and Mamluk periods, and the years under Ottoman, British Mandate, Jordan/Israeli and Israeli rule. Of central importance is the visual imagery of the real and imagined Jerusalem in the art and architecture created by different communities over thousands of years. The journal contains papers about the art, architecture, archaeological sites, and urban spaces of Jerusalem and works of art by student artists, reflecting responses to this ancient city as a site of major world religions, competing histories, and diverse socio-political perspectives.
View Volumes 1 through 5 of the Jerusalem Art History Journal: An Undergraduate eJournal/Histoire de l’art à Jérusalem : cyberrevue étudiante de premier cycle
The city of Montreal is a palimpsest, a series of surfaces upon which various actors, communities and organizations have left their trace in the form of the built environment. Much as the early seigneurial system of land division is still visible in many quarters of the city, so too are subsequent layers of urban and architectural development still alive, if only in the form of memories, in present-day Montreal. What is the nature of the relationship between a city, its memories and communities, and its ongoing transformation? Graduate students in architectural history have chosen distinct sites in Montreal to explore these questions. Drawing from the past, present and even the future of their chosen sites, the presenters of Montreal as Palimpsest explore the significance of architecture within the cultural landscape of Montreal.