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Lords and the Land: Stone in East Anglia


July 6 – September 28, 2011

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Curated by Dr Michael F. Reed

This exhibit documents the relationship between stone and tenurial authority in the 10th and 11th centuries in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, England. Many of the objects and buildings featured in the exhibit have not been the subject of scholarly discourse for over ninety years. Only a few archeologists even know of their existance. This exhibition presents rare photographs taken from four years of extensive archaeological fieldwork in East Anglia by Micael F. Reed, PhD (York, UK, 2009).

Dr. Reed is a specialist in the material culture of early medieval northern Europe. His research and teaching is multidisciplinary, incorporating archaeological, art-historical and literary methodologies. Dr. Reed’s area of special interest is Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian England, particularly stone sculpture as a medium for the expression of lordship, ethnicity and eschatology.

British Sporting Art: Works From the S.W. Jackman Collection

The Death, S.W. Forest, c. 1800, tinted engraving

The Death, S.W. Forest, c. 1800, tinted engraving

April 14 – June 6, 2010

Legacy Art Gallery Downtown

Curated by Martin Segger and Karen Merrifield

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British Sporting Catalogue

Sporting Art’s development was centred in England and for this reason is accepted as being “British.” The increased popularity of racing, fox hunting and shooting created a new niche for artists to fill. Naturalism is a theme found throughout this exhibition. These paintings are representations of social life, reverence for the landscape and portraiture.

The artists in this collection would have been aware of the great sporting artists of the 17th-19th centuries, and we can see their inspiration and influence from the grand portrayals of the mighty stallion standing proud and strong amidst the luminous landscape to the commotion and excitement of the fox hunt bringing forth to the public the beloved pastimes of 19th century England.

Dr. Sydney W. Jackman has been a History professor since 1964 and received an honorary degree by the University of Victoria in 1991. He has also been a life-long art collector. The University has benefitted from his generous donations, an extensive collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain and a large collection of English 18th and 19th century art. It is from the latter that this exhibition of “British sporting art” has been selected.

Changing Hands: Watercolours of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Charles Hay (Lord Newton 1747-1811), Sir Henry Raeburn, watercolour, c.1808

Charles Hay (Lord Newton 1747-1811), Sir Henry Raeburn, watercolour, c.1808

March 4, 2005 – March 24, 2005

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Curated by Danielle Hogan

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Changing Hands – Catalogue

An exhibit presenting 18th and 19th century watercolour, drawings and prints from the Dr. Sydney W. Jackman Collection. The exhibit displays historically pertinent pieces, as well as some of Dr. Jackman’s personal favourites.


Portrait Miniatures from the Collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

February 26 – April 2, 1989

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

A collection of portrait miniatures from the 18th and 19th centuries. Portrait miniatures are usually executed in gouche and watercolour on wafer-thin pieces of ivory mounted in gold or silver frames. These tiny works, which are sometimes set into tortoise shell bonbonnières or snuffboxes, are rarely put on display because of their extreme fragility.

Primarily of French and English origin, the group includes likenesses of members of the ruling classes, such as Napolean and Josephine, and various literary figures, among them Madame de Staël and Voltaire.

William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism

October 24 – November 14, 1988

University Centre

William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism is taking place on the mezzanine of the University Centre, above the University Centre Gallery. While the actual collection of rare manuscripts and paintings will not be on display, it will be adequately represented by twenty-four large, full-colour poster panels. Early editions of relevant literary works from the period shall complement the posters.

The exhibition used Wordsworth as a focal point from which to expand upon the general themes of the English Romantic period, themes such as: Childhood; Revolution; the Discovery of Nature; Unity Entire; and Memory, Imagination and the Sublime. Clearly written commentaries accompany reproductions of paintings, watercolours, portraits, manuscripts and rare books of the artists and poets of the age. Among those included are John Constable, J.M.M. Turner, William Blake, Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelly, and John Keats.