Special Project in partnership with Melanie Duveault of EducArt at the MMFA (2015)
The relationship between art and wellness is the mission of innovative programming initiated by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts & developed in partnership with Faculty of Fine Arts researchers
In collaboration with Dr. Loren Lerner, Professor of Art History, Concordia University, I designed a project for students in my FBRS 260/3 textiles course (Print & Dye I), whereby they were asked to respond to an artwork in the museum’s permanent collection that related to the thematic of the family and produce a piece that responded to it. A reading on human space and the idea of the home in its largest definition was given in conjunction with the said assignment.
Each student was paired with one in Dr. Lerner’s ARTH 450/2 class (Picturing Children, Envisioning Childhood). These art history students were then asked to write about the said works. A selection of artworks and text have been selected to be included in the MMFA’s unique new EducArt website that is part of their art education department. Family Works focuses primarily on a selection of images from the MMFA to highlight unexpected meanings about the family, children and childhood identity. In providing a close study of the evolution of images of the family, as evidence of social attitudes, cultural symbols, religious beliefs and creative invention, the website will be of interest to students of social studies, history, visual culture, religion and studio arts.
The Family Works multi-vitrine Exhibition is on from October 20-December 5, 2016. 2200 Crescent Street, Montreal