David Wilkie and the Summer Exhibition’s first blockbuster

David Wilkie and the Summer Exhibition’s first blockbuster

In many ways, the first blockbuster picture of the Summer Exhibition was this image, its called the ‘Chelsea Pensioners reading the Waterloo Dispatch’. It was commissioned by the great victor of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington. He commissioned this painting, which shows people reading out the news of the victory of Waterloo in 1815. What’s…Continue reading David Wilkie and the Summer Exhibition’s first blockbuster

Exhibition Double Take 2015 at Library and Archives Canada

Exhibition Double Take 2015 at Library and Archives Canada

Once again, the lobby of 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa is being used to showcase reproductions from Library and Archives Canada’s vast and rich collection. This time around we are bringing back a popular exhibition: Double Take – Portraits of Intriguing Canadians. The exhibition offers visitors a look at remarkable Canadians some famous for glorious…Continue reading Exhibition Double Take 2015 at Library and Archives Canada

Impressions from the documenta 14 exhibition in Athens

Impressions from the documenta 14 exhibition in Athens

The proposal to displace document 14 to Athens is really intended to situate… …documenta at the very epicenter of European, … …but also global politics. But also to ask one important question: who does documenta 14 belong. The documenta, it is all around the city. We have exhibitions located in certain institutions. But we also…Continue reading Impressions from the documenta 14 exhibition in Athens

Age-old Cats Vs. Dogs Battle Featured at the Zimmerli Museum

Age-old Cats Vs. Dogs Battle Featured at the Zimmerli Museum

Cats and dogs teach us lessons about life, and I think their stories are timeless. One of the great treasures here at the Museum is the collection of original illustrations for children’s literature. I went into our storage rooms, I began looking through all the portfolio boxes and I started seeing these wonderful illustrations. So…Continue reading Age-old Cats Vs. Dogs Battle Featured at the Zimmerli Museum