Exhibitions

Painting of a Chrysanthemum on Open Book by Ethel Ogden, 1895

The Matter at Hand:
Paintings and Hand-painted China by Ethel Ogden (1869-1902)

22 April to 2 September 2018

An exhibition of paintings and hand-painted china by New Brunswick artist and teacher Ethel Ogden (1869 -1902). Ogden attended the Mount Allison Ladies' College and the Owens Art Institution in Saint John, New Brunswick, where she studied with John Hammond before beginning her own teaching career. Her oeuvre includes still life, landscape and portraiture, as well as hand-painted porcelain, a popular art form in the late nineteenth century. The Matter at Hand features Ogden's work in the Owens Art Gallery collection as well as paintings borrowed from private collectors. Organized by Gemey Kelly and Jane Tisdale and accompanied by an extensive publication on Ogden’s life and times.

Image: Ethel Ogden, Chrysanthemum on Open Book, 1895, oil on canvas, Collection of Joanna Ogden Parlee

Installation view of the exhibition Swan Song: Fourth Year Fine Arts Students Exhibition

Swan Song: Fourth Year Fine Arts Students Exhibition

20 April to 24 June

Our annual exhibition of work by graduates of the BFA program at Mount Allison University. The artists are Madeleine Anderson, Sara Camus, Meagan Chaput, Hailey Dunphy, Andreas Fobes, Evan Furness, Sylvan Hamburger, Gabrielle Johnson, Lucy Koshan, Brenna MacMillan, Jennifer McKelvay, Logan Milne, Laura Phinney, Sarah Rollins, Florence Small. Coordinated by Adriana Kuiper.

Image: Installation of the exhibition

Alex Colville, Athletes, 1961, oil and synthetic resin on board

The Colville Gallery

14 May 2016 - Ongoing

A permanent exhibition space devoted to the work of Alex Colville (1920-2013), one of Canada's most celebrated artists and one of Mount Allison University's best known graduates. The Gallery features the installation of the mural Athletes, commissioned by Mount Allison for its new Athletic Centre in 1961. Designed around the theme of the student athlete, the mural was the focal point of the new building; it remained there for over 50 years, until its present installation in the stable and secure environment of Owens Art Gallery. Other artworks by Colville are also on view, including many of the preparatory drawings for Athletes and examples of the artist's serigraphs.

Image: Alex Colville, Athletes, 1961, oil and synthetic resin on board

Owens Art Gallery

A Virtual Companion to All Things Useful and Artistic: Applied Arts at Mount Allison University 1906-1960

online now

This Virtual Companion accompanies the exhibition All Things Useful and Artistic: Applied Arts at Mount Allison University 1906-1960. Serving as a legacy for the exhibition, this website provides in-depth features on selected objects, behind-the-scenes documentation of the exhibition installation, video footage of conservation treatments, archival photographs and oral histories from graduates of the Applied Arts program.

The Virtual Companion is made possible through funding from the Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation.

   
   
   

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