Talks & Lectures
Join us in the Ledcor Theatre for free, art-focussed film screenings, taking place one Wednesday evening per month.
Wednesday, August 31, 7 pm
Directed by Neil LaBute. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart.
Based on the novel by A. S. Byatt, Possession follows Roland Michell, a scholar studying the work of Randolph Henry Ash, and Maud Bailey, an academic researching Victorian poet Christabel LaMotte. After discovering a series of love letters between Ash and LeMotte, Michell and Bailey travel around the world to discover more about this secret romance. The character of Christabel LaMotte was inspired by Christina Rossetti who was known to be connected with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Work of the Pre-Raphaelites can be seen in the Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and Their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collection.
Wednesday, September 28, 7pm
Neon retraces the history of the Cold War era neon signs of Warsaw, the context that generated them, the people and places connected with them, and the many meanings they have acquired since they were created.
Souvenir of Canada, 2006
Wednesday, October 26, 7pm
Souvenir of Canada looks at all of the things that give Canada its particular cultural identity. The documentary is inspired by Douglas Copeland’s novel of the same name and features Copeland as the narrator in the film.
Art in the 21st Century – Boundaries
Wednesday, November 30, 7pm
This episode of Art in the 21st Century will feature interviews by artists David Altmejd, Lynda Bengalis and Tabaimo as they discuss their work outside of the traditional boundaries of subject matter and media. This episode is being screened in connection with David Altmejd: The Vessel and provides an opportunity to hear about the work directly from the artist.
Art for Lunch
Art for Lunch 2016– Now a Tour Program!
Third Thursday of the Month
12:10 – 12:50 pm
Are you ravenous for deeper learning about art? Join one of our skilled Gallery Attendants each month for an insightful perspective on an AGA exhibition or exhibited artwork, and then explore the core themes through looking at art together.
Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collection
Damian Moppett and Ron Moppett: Manning Hall
David Altmejd: The Vessel
The Edge: The Abstract and The Avant-Garde in Canada