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Wonderfully Eccentric: Sir Jacob Epstein’s Portrait of Ellen Ballon

By Elsa Hetletvedt, Museum Database Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection The Bust of Ellen Ballon by Sir Jacob Epstein remains one of McGill’s Visual Arts Collection’s most captivating sculptures. Instead of smooth marble skin and soft drapery that is typical …

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Pagniq Sniffs the Wind by Pudlo Pudlat

By Catie Galbraith, Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative (ISCEI) Research Assistant Pudlo Pudlat was born on Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin Island) in 1916. He lived in this region of Nunavut for much of his life, leading a semi-nomadic lifestyle. Pudlat did …

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Salvaged Starpod: Architect Louis Sullivan in McGill’s Visual Arts Collection

An object in the Visual Arts Collection links McGill and Louis Sullivan, a famous founder of modern architecture.

4th Edition – ROAAr Monthly Screen Share

Updating your digital desktop? Why not try a new screensaver! ROAAr invites you to check LibraryMatters regularly to download a high-quality image from our free monthlyscreen-share. We invite you to use it as a background for your desktop or cellphone, or print …

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“The Basic You Remains”: Rita Letendre’s Painting

By Madeline Holton, Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative (ISCEI) Research Assistant Rita Letendre’s expressive, abstract painting hangs in the Visible Storage Gallery on McLennan’s fourth floor, accompanied by the work of a number of other Indigenous artists including Benjamin …

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Paunichea’s Fishing Scene: Art as Document

By Jane O’Brien Davis (Museum Database Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection) and Rosalind Sweeney-McCabe (ARIA Intern, McGill Visual Arts Collection) Born in Kinngait (formerly Cape Dorset), Nunavut, Paunichea (1920-1968) was an Inuit sculptor, graphic artist, and printmaker. Her work typically …

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De-Stress + Sketch with the Visual Arts Collection

By Rosalind Sweeney-McCabe, ARIA Intern, McGill Visual Arts Collection This past December the Visual Arts Collection launched its first De-Stress + Sketch on-campus event on the fourth floor of McLennan, home to the VAC’s Visible Storage Gallery. The initiative, developed …

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Fresh Perspectives: McGill’s Motherwell and Stella Tapestries

By Michelle Macleod, Curatorial Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection The Visual Art Collection, with support funding from SSMU and the Dean of Libraries, installed a number of artworks in the McLennan-Redpath library over reading week. As we all eagerly await …

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#Quarantunes: a ROAAr staff selection

Many, many (like a thousand) years ago, when I was a very anxious university student, I got the idea to make mix-CDs for people. It seemed like it would make for a nice distraction. I posted an anonymous ad online, …

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Portrait of Dinah Lauterman

A French version follows. Une version française suit. By Jane O’Brien Davis, Museum Database Assistant, McGill Visual Arts Collection What’s in a name? The Blackader-Lauterman Library of Art and Architecture is named after two people: Gordon Home Blackader and Dinah Lauterman. …

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