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R. Tait McKenzie: Bridging the Gap Between Art and Science

Written by Davin Luce, Museum Database Assistant at the McGill Visual Arts Collection In honour of Science Literacy Week, the Visual Arts Collection is highlighting the work of physician, physical education pioneer, and artist Robert Tait McKenzie (1867-1938). While a

Art in Classrooms across McGill

Last Wednesday, staff from McGill’s Visual Arts Collection got on the 8:30 a.m. shuttle bus to Macdonald campus, where we installed five artworks across two classrooms in the Raymond Building. This installation was the most recent in our Art in

Drama Beyond the Frame: 19th century Japanese prints in the Visual Arts Collection

The Visual Arts Collection’s Visible Storage Gallery on the 4th floor of the McLennan Library is home to a Japanese woodblock print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi titled Actor Ichikawa Kuzo II as Saitogo Kunitake (1846-47). In the print, pictured below, the actor is depicted as portraying

Grazing the Art at McGill

With over 2,500 artworks dispersed across nearly 90 buildings over three campuses, McGill’s Visual Arts Collection is not easy to take in as a whole. As a Museum Database Assistant responsible for inputting information on hundreds of objects into a

If These Buildings Could Walk: On a newly acquired Melvin Charney sculpture

Melvin Charney, CITIES ON THE RUN…Three Stragglers, 1999. Aluminium soudé, sablé et laqué. Don de Lilian et Billy Mauer. Collection d’arts visuels de McGill, 2017-055.

La version française suit By Vanessa Di Francesco, Assistant Curator, McGill Visual Arts Collection — The idea that the built environments we inhabit can take on their own lives, acting apart from us or on our behalf, occupies our popular

Out of the dark, into the light: McGill to get visible storage gallery

Close-up of Visible Storage Layout Plan

La version française suit By Vanessa Di Francesco, Assistant Curator, McGill Visual Arts Collection In many of the world’s largest museums, only a very small fraction of collected objects are put on view, in publicly accessible spaces, at any given

Celebrate Homecoming 2017 at the Library

McGill Library’s ROAAr units have planned an eclectic mix of tours, hands-on events, and lectures for McGill Homecoming (Thursday October 12 – Saturday, October 14). Explore Montreal and McGill architecture then and now, learn how to transcribe weather information from

Public art tours celebrate Montréal 375

V.A.C. Max Stern Fellow and tour guide Hayley Eaves giving a tour to high school students as part of a collaboration with Enrolment Services, March 2017. In the background: Ernestine Tahedl’s Lantern, 1968. Photo credit: Gwendolyn Owens.

La version française suit By Vanessa Di Francesco, Visual Arts Collection Coordinator Nearly a year ago, McGill’s Visual Arts Collection (V.A.C.) launched an art education initiative to offer free guided weekly tours of the downtown campus’ public art. Departing from the

ROAAr comes together to Remember

Strathcona Memorial Stained Glass Window, 1922, Percy E. Nobbs and George T. Hyde, Bromsgrove Guild, Leeds. Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building.

  La version française suit Introduction In September 2016, the McGill Library brought its four rare collection units—Rare Books & Special Collections, the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, the Visual Art Collection, and Archives & Record Management—together under

Library abuzz with activity for Open House & Homecoming 2016

McGill Open House, 1959. Old McGill Yearbook.

The Library & Archives have planned a great mix of activities, events and initiatives for Homecoming (Thursday October 27 – Sunday, October 30) and Open House (Sunday, October 30, 2016). Discuss the future of the Library & Archives with Dean Cook,

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