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NORMA MORGAN LECTURE

Treasures of Centuries: The Diniacopoulos Family Collection
with Dr. Clarence Epstein

Thursday September 27 at 7 pm

Vincent and Olga Diniacopoulos arrived here in the 1950s from war-torn Europe. They brought with them thousands of unique objects spanning more than four millennia of civilization. Dispersed several years ago to museums, universities, and collections across the world, join us for the fascinating story of one of Canada’s greatest private holdings of art and antiquities and the extraordinary Montrealers who assembled them.

ART AND IDEAS

The Poetry of Comics

with Julian Peters
Wednesday October 10 at 7 pm

Comics and poetry have traditionally sat on opposite ends of the spectrum of cultural prestige, but these two art forms actually share a surprising number of common elements. Join comics artist and comics scholar Julian Peters for an overview of past and present graphic and literary experimentation aimed at bringing comics and poetry together in intriguing and affecting ways.

My Ten Favourite Artworks

with Branka Marinkovic & Victoria LeBlanc
Thursday October 25 at 7 pm

with Claudia Baltazar & Gianni Giuliano
Thursday March 14 at 7 pm

Join us as our teachers share their Ten Favourite Artworks. What draws them to these particular artworks? What have they learnt from them? Have they influenced or inspired their own artistic practice? Has their relationship to these works changed over time? The evening includes slide presentations and a lively discussion with the audience.

Art and Intellectual Property: a Case Study

Thursday May 30 at 6:30 pm

This event is organized by the Montreal Chapter of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) — an international association that has been in existence for over 50 years, reuniting professionals in intellectual property, licensing, and business development. The conference will discuss a recent litigation matter between Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles and CS Design, involving copyright and licensing issues. Jean-Michel Boudreau from the law firm IMK LLP and Conor Sampson from CS Design will share what we can learn from this fascinating case.

THEMATIC WORKSHOPS

Joe Lima The Edge of the Infinite
Thematic Workshop: Saturday September 8, 9:30 am – 4 pm

In/Visible Workshop
Sat. June 8, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, in the gallery.
Facilitators: Maria Ezcurra and Natasha S. Reid
Free. No registration required. more info

POETRY AT THE CENTRE

Tuesday September 18, 2018 at 7 pm
Tuesday October 16, 2018 at 7 pm
Tuesday February 19, 2019 at 7 pm
Tuesday March 19, 2019 at 7 pm
Tuesday May 14 at 7 pm
Tuesday June 18 at 7 pm

Join producer/host Ilona Martonfi for our Poetry and Prose Reading series. Evenings feature well-known and recently published Montreal poets, prose writers, spoken word artists, and musical performances. Ilona Martonfi is the producer and host of the Yellow Door Poetry Series, a published poet, teacher, and editor. In English.

($6 at the door)

GALLERY TOURS AND TALKS RELATED TO EXHIBITIONS

Joe Lima The Edge of the Infinite
Gallery Tour with the Artist: Thursday September 6 at 5 pm

Andrea Kastner Shadow Cities
Gallery Tour with the Artist: Thursday October 4 at 5 pm

573° Catherine De Abreu, Veronika Horlik, Julie Lavoie, Guy Simoneau & Vera Vicente
Virginia McClure Ceramic Biennale
Invited curator: Luc Delavigne
Curator and Artists’ Talk: Thursday November 8 at 6:30 pm

James Gardner  Syzygy
Gallery Tour with the Artist: Thursday November 29 at 5 pm

Marianne Pon-Layus La dernière fille
Gallery Tour with the Artist: Thursday January 10 at 5 pm

Jessica Houston Suspended in a Sunbeam
Artist’s Talk: Thurs. February 28 at 6:30 pm

Aquarelle 
Guest Curator: Michael Merrill
Curator’s Talk: Thursday March 21 at 6:30 pm

Marie-Claude Bouthillier  Matière à tableau
Gallery tour with the Artist: Thursday May 9 at 5 pm

In/Visible: Body as Reflective Site
Hannah Claus, Dayna Danger, Maria Ezcurra, Sandeep Johal, Kama La Mackerel et Nadia Myre
Performance by Kama La Mackerel: Thursday June 6 at 5 pm
Talk: Wednesday June 12 at 6:30 pm: Dayna Danger and Kama La Mackerel
Talk: Wednesday June 19 at 4:30 pm: Shaheen Shariff, Lori Beavis, Maria Ezcurra and Natasha Reid

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