Acadia University Art Gallery Back to School Contest
By Dr. Laurie Dalton
Director/Curator – Acadia University Art Gallery
Adjunct Professor – Department of History and Classics
Welcome back Acadia faculty, staff, and students, and Wolfville parents and teachers! Did you know that the Acadia University Art Gallery is a great place to take classes and groups? We offer tours of our exhibitions for free, as well as hands-on workshops in our outreach studio that can be tailored to classroom themes!
Currently on view until September 30 is “Maud Lewis: A Life Collected.” This exhibition presents a selection of artwork by Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis from private collections, along with memories of how people have come to collect her work. These demonstrate the ways in which we have come to remember, know and situate the work of the artist. Come and visit the exhibition and enter our contest. You must be a student (of any age) to be eligible. Visit the gallery in the month of September, take a picture in the gallery (be creative), and share it on social media with the hashtag: #acadiagallery. We will draw a name each week for a Maud Lewis gift prize!
Opened in 1978, the Acadia University Art Gallery offers a year-round exhibition program of contemporary and historical work. The exhibitions and outreach programming of the Acadia University Art Gallery promote visual literacy and enhance the intellectual and cultural experience of the University and wider community. As part of our exhibition programming the gallery organizes a variety of talks and hands-on workshops throughout the year. The gallery is also a gathering place for many community programs, including musical performances and poetry readings. In addition, the gallery is available to rent for special events.
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Acadia University Art Gallery
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University
Image: Maud Lewis, “Untitled (School House in Winter)”, oil, nd
Private Collection, Halifax
Copyright: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia