arTTalks | Continuing Education Programming

Evening Lecture

Canada's first War Art Program was established by William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, PC, ONB (1879 –1964) and Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, PC (1868–1940) under the Canadian War Records Office of the Canadian Army during WWI. Known as the Canadian War Memorials Fund, the program employed more than 60 artists to travel to the battlefields of the Western Front and produce canvases that would document the conflict. This important program still allows Canadian artists, all of whom are volunteers, the opportunity to record Canada's soldiers in action here in Canada and around the world. This lecture will give an overview of the history of this unique program and the incredible historical record and legacy created by those artists who have served our country. This lecture will be given by Paul Crawford, Director/Curator at the Penticton Art Gallery.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 7:00-8:30pm
Lest We Forget: The History of the Canadian War Artist Program

Admission by Donation


Women in Art Lecture Series

We are excited to offer a new lecture series given by Chelsea Baumgartner, a fourth-year doctoral student at UBC Okanagan. This series will focus on the long and important history that women have had in art history throughout the world. Discussions will address the role of women as both artists and patrons and the ways that involvement in the arts have allowed women the chance to exercise personal and political power.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 7:00-8:30pm
Piety and Power in Medieval Germany and Mamluk Egypt

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 7:00-8:30pm
Portraits and Self-Fashioning in Early Modern Europe and Mughal India

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 7:00-8:30pm
Developing a Feminist Canon: Art of the 60s and 80s

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 7:00-8:30pm
Contemporary Art: Looking Forward, Looking Back

Single Lecture Ticket $13 | At the Door $15
Series Subscription: $50 Members | $60 Non-Members