Past Exhibitions

Installation view of the Salon Hanging

The Salon Hanging

28 April to 10 September 2006

This biennial exhibit follows the tradition of hanging art from floor to ceiling on the gallery wall, which began in Paris with the Salon d’Apollon in the mid-seventeenth century.

The art on display at the Owens Salon offers audiences the opportunity to see many works from the original collection. This collection was first acquired in the 1880s and includes eighteenth and nineteenth century European paintings, many still found in their original gilded frames, and full-scale plaster copies of classical Greek sculptures. Originally this collection was used to teach Mount Allison Fine Arts students through copying these early pieces. The exhibition is designed and installed by the Owen’s preparator Roxie Ibbitson.

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