Weather Cancellation: Glencross Tour & Talk

The Charlotte Glencross exhibition tour and talk has been POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. A new date will be announced shortly.

La conférence et visite de l’exposition Charlotte Glencross prévue pour ce soir est ANNULÉE a cause du mauvais temps. Nous annocerons prochainement la nouvelle date.

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Upcoming Events: February 22, 2013 edition / Evenements courants du 22 février 2013

Current Exhibitions: 

Our current exhibitions are: Art Treasures Of New Brunswick, Dreams Of Order At The Edge Of Chaos: Contemporary Geometric Abstraction, and Charlotte Glencross: The Fabric Of Her Life 

Additionally, some of the works in the outdoor component of Going with the Wind remain on display.

Our Krieghoff gallery (minus Merrymaking) and East Wing Galleries remain open, as well.

Please note: 75 of our Masterworks, including Dali’s Santiago El Grande, are on tour and so no longer on display. This also, however, means that new works are on display in the East Wing and High Gallery!

Tour and Talk: Charlotte Glencross exhibition

Join us for a tour and talk of the exhibition Charlotte Glencross: the Fabric of Her Life, with its curator, Vita Plume, and with art educator, Jennifer Pazienza, on Thursday, February 28 at 7 pm.

Admission for this tour and talk is free!

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER!

March Break Art Day Camps at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery!
Daily art camps for children ages 5 to 12, March 4-8, 2013.

These full day art camps for children ages 5-12 run from 8 am – 5 pm each day. Daily art activities include drawing, painting, printing, textile art, clay sculpture and mixed media, all inspired by current exhibitions.

Cost is $30 per day for members, $35 per day for non-members. Where these are day camps, children can be registered for one, some, or all days. Please note that children must be in, or have finished, Kindergarten to attend camp.

Children should bring a lunch, two snacks, and something to drink; they should dress for mess and fun, and indoor (non-marking) shoes are recommended.

Please call our Front Desk at 458-2028 to register or for more information.

Thursday Night Art Classes in January and February: During January and February, join Sandy Brewer for acrylic and mixed media workshops on a variety of topics, including novelties like collage over texture. All levels welcome, materials included.

Buy photographs: Our partnership with Eye Buy Art continues! Prints are still available for purchase, either through the Gift Shop or at www.eyebuyart.com/bag.

Click here for more information!

Art for Tots is offered most Fridays at 10:00 am. These short workshops are weekly but casual (so you won’t miss a crucial part if you miss a week), and are geared for the very young accompanied by a parent. The only cost is an adult admission (so it’s FREE for members, and $10 per week for non-members). Materials are included. Please feel free to contact us to confirm that it is happening on a given week!

 

Expositions Courantes :

Les expositions sont:  Trésors artistiques du Nouveau-BrunswickRêver d’ordre au milieu du chaos : Abstraction géométrique contemporaine, et Charlotte Glencross : L’essence de sa vie.

Il reste aussi, en plus, quelques oeuvres de l’exposition Girouettes moulins à vent : Créations d’artistes du Canada atlantique en exposition, dehors et autour de la Galerie d’art Beaverbrook.

Notre galerie d’oeuvres de Krieghoff (sauf Merrymaking), ainsi qu’une selection d’oeuvres de la collection permanente reste aussi ouverte.

Veuillez noter, s.v.p., que 75 de nos chefs d’oeuvres ne sont plus en exposition, car ils sont en tournée avec l’exposition Chefs-d’œuvre de la Galerie d’art Beaverbrook. Cela veut dire, cependant, qu’il y a des nouvelles oeuvres en exposition dans la Galerie!

Visite guidée pour l’exposition de Charlotte Glencross

Nous vous invitons a une visite guidée de l’exposition Charlotte Glencross : l’essence de sa vie, avec la conservatrice Vita Plume et l’educatrice artistique Jennifer Pazienza, le jeudi, 28 février à 19 h 00.

L’entrée est gratuite; présentation offerte uniquement en anglais.

La conférence prévue pour ce soir est ANNULÉE a cause du mauvais temps. Nous annocerons prochainement la nouvelle date.

Camps artistiques du congé de mars
Camps de jour pour enfants agés de 5 à 12 ans, les 4, 5, 6, 7, et 8 mars 2013.

Activités artistiques pour les enfants de 5 à 12 ans. Notez s.v.p. que les enfants doivent être en, ou doivent avoir fini, la maternelle. Toute la journée (8 h à 17 h) du 4 au 8 mars, au coût de 30 $ / jour pour les membres et 35 $ / jour pour les non-membres. Ces camps sont offerts uniquement en anglais.

Les enfants devraient apporter un diner, deux collations, et de quoi boire; nous recommandons qu’ils portent des vetements qu’ils peuvent salir, ainsi que des souliers non-marquants.

Appelez l’accueil at (506) 458-2028 pour plus d’informations ou pour enregistrer.

Achetez des photographes!

Notre concours pour gagner une épreuve fournie par Eye Buy Art est maintenant finie, mais vous pouvez continuer à acheter pour votre propre collection même après cette date, soit dans la boutique, soit au lien www.eyebuyart.com/bag.

Plus de détails ici (en anglais), ou appelez la réception au (506) 458-2028.

Les cours d’art des jeudis soirs : Pendant les mois de novembre et décembre,  rejoignez Sandy Brewer pour des cours de peinture acrylique et multimédia sur des sujets variés. Tous niveaux d’expérience sont les bienvenus, et tous les matériaux sont inclus. Cours offerts en anglais. Veuillez contacter l’accueil (458-2028) pour plus d’informations. Les sessions commencent à 19 h 00.

Masterworks conversations from CBC Radio One NB’s Shift program

In case you miss them, we’ll be collecting links to the Masterworks conversations with our director, Terry Graff, from CBC NB Radio One’s Shift right here!

We’ll post links as we’re able for your listening enjoyment, so keep checking back for post updates.

(PS: CBC is running a contest – you could win a copy of the Masterworks book! Check them out for more!)

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Tour and Talk: Charlotte Glencross exhibition / Visite guidée pour l’exposition de Charlotte Glencross

Join us for a tour and talk of the exhibition Charlotte Glencross: the Fabric of Her Life, with its curator, Vita Plume, and with art educator, Jennifer Pazienza, on Thursday, February 28 at 7 pm.

Admission for this tour and talk is free!

This lecture has been POSTPONEDdue to poor weather. A new date will be announced shortly.

Nous vous invitons a une visite guidée de l’exposition Charlotte Glencross : l’essence de sa vie, avec la conservatrice Vita Plume et l’educatrice artistique Jennifer Pazienza, le jeudi, 28 février à 19 h 00.

L’entrée est gratuite; présentation offerte uniquement en anglais.

La conférence prévue pour ce soir est ANNULÉE a cause du mauvais temps. Nous annocerons prochainement la nouvelle date.

Tour and Talk with Virgil Hammock, guest curator / Visite guidée avec Virgil Hammock

Join us at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery for a tour and talk for the exhibition Art treasures of New Brunswick with its curator, Virgil Hammock, on Thursday Feb. 21 at 4 pm.

Admission for this tour and talk is free!

Soyez les nôtres pour une visite guidée avec Virgil Hammock, conservateur de l’exposition Trésors artistiques du Nouveau-Brunswick, le jeudi, 21 février à 16 h 00 ici à la Galerie d’art Beaverbrook.

L’entrée est gratuite; présentation offerte uniquement en anglais.

Collaboration, Community, and Collecting are Focus of New Exhibitions at Beaverbrook Art Gallery / Collaboration, Communauté et Collecte de fonds : Nouvelles expositions à la Galerie d’art Beaverbrook

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Collaboration, Community, and Collecting are Focus of New Exhibitions at Beaverbrook Art Gallery

FREDERICTON (February 18, 2013) – The public is cordially invited to attend the opening reception for a new slate of exciting exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery on Thursday, February 21 at 5 pm.

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Terry Graff discusses the Masterworks exhibition opening in Palm Beach

February 1, 2013 marked a special day for the staff and supporters of Beaverbrook Art Gallery, as our Masterworks exhibition opened at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida. This was the culmination of efforts over the past four years made by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery community, and we’re very excited to share the results with you!

(l-r): Terry Graff, Nancy Mato (Executive Vice President and Curator, Society of the Four Arts), Bernard Riordon, O.C. Photo by James Wilson.

(l-r): Terry Graff, Nancy Mato (Executive Vice President and Curator, Society of the Four Arts), Bernard Riordon, O.C.
Photo by James Wilson.

“Surprised, excited, thrilled, thrilled would be a good word!” said Director and CEO Terry Graff about the opening reception of Masterworks, which was attended by hundreds of people. This marks only the second time that Dalí’s Santiago El Grande has left the Gallery since its installment in 1959. Its presence in the Masterworks has been a huge draw for audiences internationally. “At some openings people ignore the artwork and it becomes more like wallpaper for their social event, this was not the case at Palm Beach,” said Graff when referring to the reaction to the Santiago in Florida.

As mentioned, the Masterworks tour has been in the works for quite sometime now. Some may wonder why a gallery would send away what many people refer to as their best paintings. However, as Graff describes “we have a responsibility to share the collection with New Brunswickers and with the world; it’s a world class collection of art.” Beaverbrook Art Gallery has sent other exhibitions travelling before, but not to this extent. Graff explains that “the 50th anniversary [in 2009] was such a positive experience and the dispute has stimulated profound interest in the collection which made sharing it even more important. This is an attempt to provide more information about our paintings and to be more accessible as an institution.”

Part of the "Masterworks" exhibition on display at the Society of the Four Arts.Photo by James Wilson

Part of the “Masterworks” exhibition on display at the Society of the Four Arts.
Photo by James Wilson

When asked if he had a favorite art work in the exhibition Graff stated “I have been in the art business a long time, I have enjoyed visual arts since I was a child and I have always found it difficult to choose a specific piece of art, or a time period so I refrain from choosing. Especially with this collection which is truly the best of the best. These seventy-five works met my criteria for what is a Masterwork.”  Instead of having a single favourite, Graff said that “being so close and personal to these paintings has allowed me to have a new favorite everyday.”

In addition to the international tour, Masterworks exhibition also has an exciting publication, published by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Goose Lane Editions. The publication also provides a peek into the mindset of the Gallery’s founder, Lord Beaverbrook. “In my research, whenever someone devotes themselves to a collection, that tells us something about that person, and in this case we learn more about Lord Beaverbrook and what he liked. The collection itself has a personality and we come to know that through the paintings.”

Part of the "Masterworks" exhibition on display at the Society of the Four Arts. Photo by James Wilson

Part of the “Masterworks” exhibition on display at the Society of the Four Arts.
Photo by James Wilson

Graff’s main mission with both the Masterworks tour and publication was to bring a fuller awareness to the collection and the Gallery: “With the book and show I didn’t want to say ‘this is art, look at it because it’s good,’ I wanted to tell people why they were great pieces, and to make them more relatable. I wanted something that would enhance the viewer beyond the aesthetic value.”

Finally, as the first stop on the Masterworks tour, the exhibition at Palm Beach can be considered a huge success. Graff elaborates: “this was a very special and memorable event, everything went perfect. It was a wonderful tribute to all the hard work that went into this project.”