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Bernard Lorjou’s Le Buffet Rouge: History in Colours

Bernard Lorjou (1908-1986), Le Buffet Rouge (1946-47), oil on canvas, 113 x 144 cm. Gift of Hélène V. Rubin and Lionel Rubin, B.C.L. '35, conserved with the support of a generous donor. McGill Visual Arts Collection. © Association Bernard Lorjou

By Rachel Vincent-Clarke, Communications and Collections Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection In a room on the main floor of Birks building, the home of the School of Religious Studies, hangs a vibrant still life painting by French expressionist artist Bernard

Take McGill’s hidden gems home with Ex Libris

This September, McGill launched a capital campaign and a new branding vision for the university. The fall of 2020 promises even more excitement as McGill’s bicentennial festivities get underway. As we look back and forward, this is a perfect moment

In Storage No More! Discover the Visual Arts Collection’s New Curated Spaces!

Indigenous Makers Display Cabinet on the 4th Floor of the McLennan Library.

By Davin Luce The McGill Visual Arts Collection (VAC) provides students, staff and faculty firsthand engagement with original works of art. Working to find the best locations to display works of art in the VAC is therefore at the very

Malvina Scheepers: The Woman Behind the Frame

By: Rosalind Sweeney-McCabe, Museum Database Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection Hanging above an armchair in McGill’s Faculty Club is a painting of William Henry Drummond (1854-1907) by Canadian artist Frederick S. Coburn (1871-1960), one of many portraits in the Visual

2019 Homecoming: Bienvenue, welcome back to McGill and the Library!

2019 Homecoming (September 26-28) is shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the year! McGill is making an historic announcement to reveal initiatives that will shape the future of our University as it enters its third century.

How Did That Painting Get There? Luba Genush’s Mural at the Neuro

-Written by Davin Luce, Curatorial Intern, Visual Arts Collection When visiting an art museum, we are encouraged to enjoy artworks and the curated spaces they inhabit. How often, though, do we consider all of the work necessary to create these

En quête des œuvres d’art

Par Rita Kazan, Stagiaire à la maîtrise, Gestion des collections, Collection d’arts visuels Il y a 180 ans, la Collection d’arts visuels de McGill est née avec un premier tableau, et depuis, le désir de l’élargir à de nouvelles œuvres

Art Wins the Day: Roussil’s ‘Danse de la Paix’ at McGill

“Ceremony provides the climax to a controversy dating from 1949,” proclaimed the Friday, October 2nd, 1992 edition of The Montreal Gazette. That day, as part of Open House weekend at McGill, and in conjunction with Montreal’s 350th anniversary, La Danse

Montreal Mansions: Spaces in Time

In 1973 the Van Horne Mansion, a historic brownstone located on the corner of Sherbrooke and Stanley Streets here in Montreal, was controversially dozed. This event came on the heels of a spate of similar demolitions in the Golden Square

Colour by Numbers: Contemporary Japanese prints in the Visual Arts Collection

Shinobazu no Ike

La version française suit By Isabelle Chartier, Collections Administrator, Visual Arts Collection Printmaking is, traditionally, a colourless medium: black ink transferred onto white paper. Adding colour to prints is a slow and laborious process, at odds with the very essence

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