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Art History Talks Resume at the Lake Country Art Gallery April 12th

The Lake Country Art Gallery is pleased to be offering its third slate of art history talks in April and May.

All art history talks are free and open to the public.   Visit for full descriptions.

Saturday, April 12th at 3pm  “Kodaking and being Kodaked”: Lady Aberdeen’s 1891 photographs of Guisachan with Art Historian Carolyn McHardy

DESCRIPTION: In 1891 Lady Aberdeen took a series of Kodaks of her new property at Guisachan  in what is now Kelowna. This presentation looks at a number of these photos and analyses them in terms of the Aberdeen family’s life at Guisachan. Most of these  photos have never been seen before as they are kept in a family album.

BIO: Carolyn MacHardy is Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture in the Department of Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, where she teaches courses in 20th century Canadian and European art history and a course on contemporary global art history.  Her publications include articles and exhibition catalogues on contemporary Canadian artists, including an essay on the work of Lori Mairs for the Lake Country Art Gallery last year, and her paper on Lady Aberdeen’s Guisachan Album will be published this spring in the Journal of Canadian Art History.


JOURNEYS TO NEW WORLDS Join Hanss Lujan as he explores different worlds of art:

April 27th – The Unconscious Mind: Surrealist Art 1924-1940

May 11th – The Renaissance Man: Masters of European Renaissance 1400-1530

May 25th – Peruvian Art: Ancient Gods New Gods and the Hybridization of Peru

BIO: Hanss Lujan is a visual artist and aspiring art historian born and raised in Cusco, Peru currently residing in here in the Okanagan.  He recently graduated from UBC Okanagan with a Fine Arts Degree in Visuals Arts and a Minor in Art History.   He was worked for several art organizations here in the Okanagan, including the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, The Kelowna Art Gallery and the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan.   He is thrilled to return to the Lake Country Art Gallery for a series of art history lectures exploring different worlds in art. He invites you to escape the ordinary and explore the wonders of art.

Sunday, April 27th at 3pm  The Unconscious Mind: Surrealist Art 1924-1940

Channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the power of the imagination and explore of one of the most important movements of the 20th century.

Influenced by Andre Breton, Sigmund Freud and Max Ernst, this lecture will look at themes, concepts and techniques manifested in surrealism.

This lecture will also examine the surrealists’ fascination with the Pacific North West and Latin America.

This art history talk is free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 11th at 3pm  The Renaissance Man: Masters of European Renaissance 1400-1530

The European Renaissance saw the artist as a seeker of knowledge. Skilled in many fields, these artists were also scientists and inventors interested in philosophy and other aspects of intellectual life.

By looking at Leonardo da Vinci, Fra Angelico, and Albrecht Durer amongst others, we will explore the great social and cultural changes in 15th and 16th century Europe, including the development of perspective, humanism, and apprenticeship and patronage in art.

Sunday, May 25th at 3pm  Peruvian Art:Ancient Gods New Gods and the Hybridization of Peru

Go on an adventure and uncover the history of an unknown nation. Join us for a rare presentation on Peruvian art.

Inspired by the traveling exhibit, Peru: Kingdom of the Sun and the Moon organized by the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, this talk gives an overview of Peruvian culture. From pre-Columbian iconography to the masterpieces of the colonial era, discover the art that forms the national identity of Peru.

*A small collection of Peruvian art will be on display for this not to be missed lecture*

Lake Country Art Gallery: 10356A Bottom Wood Lake Rd Lake Country, British Columbia V4V 1T9 Gallery Hours: Wed 8am – 6pm Thurs & Fri 10am-4pm Sat & Sun 11am-3pm Contact: (250) 766 -1299

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