Thursday 16 January 2014, 7-9pm
Is the 'Modern' Passé?
Mark Cheetham, Professor, Department of Art
Art of the early and mid 20th century featured in this exhibition - by Klee, Matisse, Moore, Picasso, Schlemmer and others - is foundational to our received notions of modernism in art and modernity in Western culture more broadly. These artists frequently focused on the human form, whether in a broadly humanist or more specifically existentialist and historical contexts. Exploring both the wisdom and limitations of this emphasis on the human condition, I will ask if modern art of this sort retains its aesthetic and ethical authority today.
Reception to follow. Location: UTAC, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto
Tuesday 25 March 2014, 7:30pm
University of Toronto Guitar Ense,ble, Directed by Jeffrey McFadden
Tuesday 1 April 2014,12-1pm
University of Toronto Baroque Ensemble, Directed by Ivars Taurins
Tuesday 1 April 2014, 6-8pm
Opening reception for the 2014 MVS Graduating Exhibition
Thursday 10 April 2014, 4:30pm
Malcove Collection Lecture
A 16th Century Italo-Byzantine Cross
Sheila Campbell, Former Malcove Curator, and Professor Emerita at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto.
After the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, many Greek artists had to emigrate to find work in other countries. Some went to Spain, for example the painter known as El Greco. Many settled in northern Italy, Venice in particular, where over many decades, a culture developed which reflected both Byzantium and Italy, and the Orthodox and the Latin Churches. The cross which we shall examine is a fine example of how this blending of cultures was made manifest in an object meant for private devotional use.