For this fourth episode of Review’s Radio on Demand, I had the privilege of walking through the Visual Arts Collection’s display of the fascinating transformation of McGill University following the Great War before the official opening. What is the impact of such a tragedy on an institution like McGill? And what role does art play in the reconciliation of a society with its loss and grief, and remembrance?
A report of an interesting walk through “Through Tragedy We Transform” with director of the Visual Arts Collection Gwendolyn Owens and art history student, Max Stern Fellow and writer of the exhibition Hayley Eaves.
“Though Tragedy we Transform: The Metamorphosis of the McGill University Campus in the Aftermath of the Great War (1914-1918)” will be officially opened Thursday, November 17 at noon in the lobby of the James Administration Building. It will be on display until early 2017.
A program made and curated by Rosa Rupert.