The Mactaggart Art Collection: Beyond the Lens

The Mactaggart Art Collection: Beyond the Lens

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March 18 – July 30, 2016

University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square (10230 Jasper Ave)

Gallery Hours: Thursday / Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(Admission by donation)

A companion exhibition of selections from the renowned Mactaggart Art Collection at the University of Alberta Museums which brings to life what John Thomson saw as he travelled through China, but also what he did not see.

Guest curated by John. E. Vollmer, New York City.

The Mactaggart Art Collection is composed of more than 1,000 rare works of art, including textiles, costumes, paintings, handscrolls, albums, engravings, and other artifacts from ancient and modern East Asia.


March 18, 2016 - Opening Reception RSVP

March 20, 2016 - "John Thomson in China: The Intrepid Traveller and Survival of his Photographic Collection" 
(Free Public Lecture)

June 23, 2016 - "Claiming the View: Photography and Travel in John Thomson's Time" (Free Public Lecture)

June 29, 2016 - "Through and Beyond Thomson's Lens" (Free Public Lecture)

June 30, 2016 - Walk & Talk: Exhibition Tour with John E. Vollmer

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University of Alberta Museums