Night School is a program for new collectors and contemporary art enthusiasts, an introductory contemporary art survey that is intentionally accessible, intelligent and engaging. Through a curriculum built from the history of exhibitions at the CAG, participants will learn about common themes in recent visual arts and ways in which they are interpreted and discussed. Lectures by instructor Lee Plested will introduce work by important artists from Vancouver and around the world. A suggested reading list will complement the discussion program. Along with the lectures, the participants will also engage in three studio visits with internationally recognized local artists including: Vikky Alexander, Gareth Moore, Elizabeth McIntosh, and tours of exhibitions by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun – Unceded Territories at the Museum of Anthropology and upcoming exhibition, MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Wednesday March 16, 7:30-9:00 pm
Lecture 1 – The French Salon
Sunday March 20, 3:30-5:00 pm
Studio Visit 1 with Vikky Alexander
Wednesday March 23, 7:30-9:00 pm
Lecture 2 – Matter Is Meaning
March 23 – April 2
Easter Reading Week Break (no session)
Sunday April 3, 3:00-4:00 pm
Exhibition Visit – MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture
Vancouver Art Gallery
Sunday April 10, 3:30-5:00 pm
Studio Visit 2 with Elizabeth McIntosh
Wednesday April 13, 7:30-9:00 pm
Lecture 3 – Absorbing Abstractions
Sunday April 24, 3:30-5:00 pm
Studio Visit 3 with Gareth Moore
Wednesday April 27, 7:30-9:00 pm
Lecture 4 – Surrealism and Other Truths
Friday May 6, 6:00-7:00 pm
Exhibition preview for Jochen Lempert
Sunday May 15, 12:30
Curator’s Tour – Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Museum of Anthropology
Cost: $375, includes a complimentary CAG membership.
Payments can also be made by monthly installments.
Space is limited – 20 seats – filling up fast!