February 4 to April 13, 2017
Legacy Maltwood (at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)
Curated by faculty members with graduate students Jaiya Anka and Atri Hatef
Using diverse historical and contemporary cultural objects, members of the Department of Art History & Visual Studies show how history, learning, and community interweave to support the mission to teach inter-cultural understanding through the study of world arts.
Image credit: EVA CAMPBELL, UNTITLED, 1992-93, MIXED MEDIA & OIL ON CANVAS. FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Event Panel Discussion
March 8 | 5 – 7pm | Rm. 025 | Mearns Centre – McPherson Library
TOPIC: Why Art Matters in Dangerous Times
We live in a visual world where images define our lives. Yet, are we in danger of taking the visual for granted? This lively panel discussion argues that with xenophobia, ethnocentrism, and censorship on the rise, art has more to offer society than ever before in human history. The panel accompanies the exhibition “Learning Through Looking – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Art History & Visual Studies at the University of Victoria.” Part of Ideafest.