MONTRÉAL, CANADA.- The Symposium Edwin Holgate will take place on Saturday October 1st, 2005 at the Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium, Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion. Free Admission. Just before the closing of the Edwin Holgate exhibition and its subsequent Canadian tour, come and meet the exhibition catalogues authors, who are continuing their research on this artist who eralded the rise of modernism in Canadian art between the two World Wars.
Program: 14 h - 2 pm - Holgate's Portraits: A Modern Approach To A Traditional Subject: General Curator of the exhibition and Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
14 h 30 - 2:30 pm - "Nudes Without Cosmetics": Holgate, Landscape and the Human Figure - Co-curator of the exhibition, Professor of Art History, Concordia University.
15 h - 3 pm - Edwin Holgate - War Artist - Curator of Military Art, Canadian War Museum.
15 h 30 - 3:30 PM
16 h - 4 pm - "A New Country For Canadian Art": Edwin Holgate And Marius Barbeau in Gitxsan Territory - Curator, Carleton University Art Gallery.
16 h 30 - 4:30 pm - Holgate, Le Terror et La Modernité - Director, Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art.
17 h - 5 pm - Edwin Holgate and the International Wood Egraving Revival -Frmer Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Canada.
17 h 30 - 5:30 pm - Question period
18 h - 6 pm End of the symposium
Details on the presentations are available on the Museums Website at www.mmfa.qc.ca/symposium. This cultural event of national significance receives funding from Sothebys in association with Ritchies and the participation of Concordia University. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts thanks René Malo and Marie Gagnon for their financial support of our cultural activities.