Reach Gallery offers art history course

Program runs for six weeks starting Thursday, Oct. 6

Barry Magrill

The Reach Gallery Museum is offering a six-week course titled Discover Canadian Art History.

The program runs every Thursday, Oct. 6 to Nov. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Reach (32388 Veterans Way).

The course is led by art historian Brian Magrill and is intended for anyone with an interest in art history, Canadian culture or the arts in general.

No previous experience is required and there are no tests or exams.

Magrill has taught classes in Canadian art and architectural history for 16 years. He obtained his PhD in art history from UBC, followed by post-doctoral research at the University of Victoria, and then a degree in instructional design.

His book, A Commerce of Taste: Church Architecture in Canada, was included in the History of Religion series and distributed internationally.

Topics covered in the course are:

– Myths of Landscape Painting including the Group of 7 and Emily Carr (Oct. 6);

– Art and Adventure including Paul Kane (Oct. 13);

– History Painting in Canada (Oct. 20);

– Modern Art in Montreal and Toronto (Oct. 27);

– Big Changes in Architecture (Nov. 3); and

– Exploring Art Since the 1980s (Nov. 10).

Registration and more information, including cost details, are available online at thereach.ca or by calling 604-864-8087 (ext. 0).

 

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