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Courses being re-offered

IT’S BACK!  CULS 2203 History of Rock and Roll is being re-offered in Fall 2020! Previous registrations will not be rolled over, so please re-register.

New this fall!

Art in Halifax Now
CULS 2205 (01) 0.5
Th 04:30 – 07:00
Synch Online
Laura Ritchie

An introduction to major dynamics, theories and tendencies in contemporary art using the vibrant Halifax Art scene as its primary focus.

Explore the contemporary art scene during a global pandemic through the lens of Halifax artists, institutions, and public spaces!

Join MSVU Art Gallery Director Laura Ritchie as she introduces the concepts and practices of visual art found in curatorial settings throughout the digital realm. You will hone close looking skills, develop contextual and visual analysis practices, and learn the verbal and visual vocabularies used in this region’s art world.

Laura Ritchie is the Director/Curator of MSVU Art Gallery. She holds a BA in Art History from Mount Allison University and an MA in the same from Western University. She is a fellow of the Getty Leadership Institute’s NextGen, Executive Education for the Next Generation of Museum Leaders. Laura has worked in collections and exhibitions management and visual arts administration for and with such Canadian art organizations as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the New Brunswick Crafts Council, the New Brunswick Arts Board, Museum London, the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery and the Commonwealth Association of Museums. Laura was formerly the Head of Exhibitions and Collections Management at the Art Gallery of Alberta, and Curator at the Kelowna Art Gallery.