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ART220: A Day with the Saints

20140401_101059The journey to visit Saint Joseph Oratory began on a beautiful Thursday morning, without a cloud in the sky-lucky for me. Naturally, I took the wrong street and entered from the neighboring alley. I looked to my left and saw the majestic oratory. Quite a few years had passed since my last visit, so I had forgotten how overwhelmingly large the site was. Continue reading

Exploring Montreal’s Festivals for ART220

Throughout the semester, we’ve had plenty of awesome opportunities to explore the art of Montreal in ART12728514904_153e734ba9[1]220 as a class. Recently, however, we were invited to go out and explore the festivals of Montreal on our own. I chose to visit the Montreal en Lumiere festival, specifically on the night of Nuit Blanche. Continue reading

ART 220: The Rightful Place of Art

43415716Standing in a ray of sunlight inside what felt like a glass solarium, I tilted my head up to the warmth: a long awaited respite from the grey dregs of winter in Montreal. I looked down on the roof that caught the snow just below the window, busy flooding my pale and pimply skin with fuzzy memories of summer. Continue reading

ART 220 goes to the McCord Museum

20140121_112508We had a great visit to the McCord Museum last Tuesday, January 22, in our Canadian Culture through Fine Arts class. The museum offers a unique look into the past of Montreal that I had never been introduced to before. I recommend taking a look if you have the time, but not before you get a basic understanding of the history of Montreal- which I had no knowledge of until I read the first couple chapters of “The History Montreal”  assigned for homework in the class. Continue reading

The St. Leonard Chronicles: Funny, Sad, and Slightly Cathartic

2104-theatre-st-leonard-chronicles St. Leonard Chronicles was a play that took you on an unsuspecting emotional roller coaster. It could change from funny, to sad, to angry, to evoking deep thoughts about life and death…and all in the span of about ten minutes. The play is centered on a family debating about life in Montreal and the stereotypes they are trapped in by their heritage and birthplace. Continue reading

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Permanent Collection

20131011_154646The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts exhibits an amazing display of art from all facets of Canada. From the traditional Inuit sculpture to the paintings done by the group of seven many different mediums are there to be seen with a menagerie of styles and executions.  Though out our tour we saw art covering many different events in Canada’s history such as painting done to express the merging of first native cultures with Canadian colonist and the effect it had in the native culture and environment. Continue reading

McCord Museum: ART 220

On August 30th the Art 220 class took a trip to Montreal’s famous McCord Museum. At the McCord we saw several exhibits that gave us a little insight of Canadian culture thorough the many pieces on display. We first saw several political cartoons that were in both English and French. These cartoons were very similar […]

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Class of ART220

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, ART220 A post by Kevin Berry                 The first thing we did was explore the outdoor sculpture garden, where the below pictures were taken.  There were several unique features, such as the Pillar of BUSPAR and the Eye, a statue of a misshapen Icarus, with a vast hole in […]

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