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WASM newsletter for February 6, 2023

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Happening at The Native Immigrant - Skin:

In Skin, we want to explore how the objectification of color and reason works, and how we can train our brains to reject biased conjectures. We invite you to talk and appreciate other skin colors by teaching you to mix colors to create different skin tones. Art educators and models from diverse backgrounds will join us for a conversation on diversity, art, and representation.

Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 1 PM.

The Native Immigrant Art Gallery - 5442 Côte Saint Luc Road.


Online event from Fogo Island Arts:

Fogo Island Art’s digital program Lost & Found Agency presents WWII Weather Station “Kurt”: a talk by Susan Schuppli. This presentation focuses on “Kurt,” a WWII automatic weather station installed by the Germans on the Labrador coast in 1943 that was only officially discovered in the 1980s.

Saturday February 11, 2023, 11 AM EST /12.30 PM NL/ 4 PM UK

Register for the Zoom talk here: Meeting Registration - Zoom


Jean Paul Riopelle's centennial celebrations are in full swing in 2023. This Entretien arts et société will look back on the influences of the famous painter, his legacy, and echoes within today's multidisciplinary artistic creation.

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 5 pm.

Venue: Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme (Place des arts)


Plenty of events at the McGill Libraries:

Moments in Time | Instantporels Launch, 20 February, 4 PM (ET)

Do you know when the letter J was added to the alphabet? Or when margarine was invented? Test your knowledge of history and your deductive skills with our new chronological card game, Moments in Time | Instantporels. Celebrate an attitude of play with us as we launch this visually stunning chronological card game, illustrated by the treasures in McGill’s ROAAr collections.



Missing Voices Website and Podcast:

McGill Library is pleased to announce the launch of the Missing Voices: South Asian Perspectives on The Gwillim Archives website. 20 February, 4:00 PM

As museums, libraries, and archives around the world confront the colonial legacy of their collections, Missing Voices explores this theme as it relates to one particular collection of paintings created by two British sisters living in South India in the early 19th century, and asks the question: Whose voices are missing from historical archives like these?



Exhibit - News and Novel Sensations Event, until March 31, 2023:

Explore a Victorian-era newspaper phenomenon called “The Agony Columns.”

McLennan Library Building main floor lobby, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC


Brighten up your February – pages to colour!


MARY ELLEN MARK - Ward 81 Exhibit:

The Image Centre showcases Mary Ellen Mark's unflinching and compassionate photographs of women living in a psychiatric facility. Ward 81—an early series by one of America’s most distinguished and respected photographers—sheds light on the invisible lives of women institutionalized for mental illness.

FREE ADMISSION -33 Gould Street, Toronto, ON.


Oscar buzz:

Making Women Talking: Sarah Polley explains why laughter was key to adapting Miriam Toews's novel. The Canadian filmmaker sat down with Tom Power to discuss her latest film.

Canadian actor and filmmaker Sarah Polley in the Q studio in Toronto. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)


February is Black History month:

In support of Black History Month at McGill, the Library has brought together some resources to help you commemorate. We invite you to explore and learn more about Black history, stories, and experiences.


From ELAN:

Mural in Little Burgundy, Montreal. Photo by Annie Rutherford.


He is the coolest!

If you like food, music, and creativity, read this book. In conversations with ten innovative chefs in America, Questlove explores what makes their creativity tick, how they see the world through their cooking and how their cooking teaches them to see the world. The conversations begin with food, but they end wherever food takes them. “Food is fuel. Food is culture. Food is history. And food is food for thought.


By Questlove and Ben Greenman Foreword by Anthony Bourdain / Photographs by Kyoko Hamada

More about Questlove:


Black Changemakers in Quebec - CBC:


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