The second big event of the week was the new part of the McGill website - Historical Collections - was launched this past Thursday. Heather Munroe-Blum was there to cut the ribbon along with librarian Pamela Miller, Dean of Architecture Annemarie Adams, (and someone else who is really important but I can't quite remember who!). The website was made so that students, scholars and professors alike would have access and even knowledge of the various collections available at McGill University.You can check out the website here: http://www.mcgill.ca/historicalcollections/, and as the President of Redpath Museum Club and member of the Art History Student Association, I was glad I could attend such an exciting event!
And last night, I managed to get free tickets to the premiere of the Otto Dix exhibit at the MMFA (Montreal Museum of Fines Arts)! Being there for opening night of such an amazing exhibit was a dream come true. The works were amazing, and the atmosphere was incredible. I went with a great friend of mine and it was really an awesome experience. This post contains some of the pieces we were able to see (unfortunately I didn't think to bring my own camera to either of these great events!).
Protest, Collection's Website Launch, Museum Premiere, Champagne and Pow wow
This week has been one of my busiest in quite a while! On Wednesday, there was a rally held to protest the closing of the student-run Architecture Cafe on campus (for more information check out this article in the McGill Daily: http://mcgilldaily.com/articles/33591). The Protest was quite a success - at least 300 people showed up and it was quite the experience. The photos below are taken from the McGill Daily's flickr account. I'm actually in the first photo, but I doubt you'll be able to see me unless I point it out!
(apparently this post is getting too large to function so I will continue it onto the next one!)
I haven't posted in a while, due to an increasingly crazy schedule. Only now is it starting to sink in that I am 100s of pages behind only after 2 weeks of class. And in order to de-stress, this is what I was working on this morning:
Watercolour on watercolour paper, with black marker and black pen
Last weekend, my mum and sister came up and we all went on a day trip to the Upper Canada Village. It was a beautiful day, pretty hot, but altogether a great experience. Here are a couple of my favourite photos from that day.