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WASM Newsletter for May 17, 2021

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Community Events:

Museums, Galleries, and Archives:

A new gallery to check out:

daphne is a non-profit Indigenous artist-run centre committed to serving the needs of emerging, mid-career, and established Indigenous artists through exhibitions and associated programming, workshops, residencies, and curatorial initiatives. daphne encourages a culture of peace through critical, respectful exchange with our Indigenous and non-Indigenous peers and audiences.

daphne operates on unceded lands. We are proud to be a part of this urban island territory, known as Tiohtià:ke by the Kanien’kehá:ka and as Mooniyang by the Anishinaabe, as it continues to be a rich gathering place for both Indigenous and other peoples.

5842 rue St Hubert, Tiohtià:ke, QC, H2S 2L7


Un grand projet de mobilisation citoyenne d'expression artiste de l'arrondissement du Sud-Ouest. L'exposition présente plus de 508 carnets complétés par des citoyens. De ce nombre, plus de 40 carnets ont été complétés par des artistes professionnels provenant de plusieurs disciplines artistiques: art visuel; art numérique; chorégraphe, danseur, cinéaste d'animation, illustrateur, plasticien, sculpteur, artiste en métier d'art, musicien et compositeur. Venez découvrir les carnets réunis en une seule exposition à la maison de la culture Marie-Uguay, un lieu qui permet aux talents de s'exprimer. Aucune réservation requise.

If you are going to the Atwater Market, check out the art display called “Carnet 01” from the Marie-Uguay Cultural Centre. It is a series of art journals by many artists of all ages. Maybe you can create your own art journal. Learn more here:


Online Exhibit - Concordia:

Social Distancing Portrait 23 — Pradeep, Shruthi, Aneesha, Naheema — Video, 2020, Adad Hannah

Adad Hannah - A Selection of Works from the Video Series - Social Distancing Portraits. The Audio Stairwell is a place for temporary sound exhibitions in the Library which are offered to enrich student learning and to foster a welcoming environment to Concordia students, faculty, staff and the general public.

February 23 – May 31, 2021, Webster Library, Audio Stairwell


From CBC’s Let’s Go with Sabrina Marandola - Croatian-Montrealer creates meaningful connections in Montreal's art community. We'll be speaking to Croatian-Montrealer, Katia Coric, about her career in the arts and her role as the director of the Pointe-à-Callière Museum Foundation.

More on Kat Coric from Concordia:

Kat Coric at Pointe-à-Callière: “History is cyclical, things repeat all the time. Learning about these cycles will help you master your future and become your true self.” | Photo: Yasemin Kant


Not such new news, but ongoing.

Famed art detective on the hunt for stolen Van Gogh and Hals paintings. Listen to the story here on CBC’s As It Happens:

Dutch art detective Arthur Brand says sources in the criminal underworld helped him learn more about the robbery of Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals paintings, but he still hasn't been able to recover them.


Cracking the Case of London’s Elusive, Acrobatic Rare-Book Thieves:


Tours by Heritage Montreal:

Our at the Heart of the City guided tours will return from June 1 to 29, 2021. A new series of three architectural walking tours to rediscover the western sector of downtown.

Redpath Mansion, now a memory - Heritage Montreal

Through its institutions, homes, and businesses, retrace the evolution of the western sector of downtown from the 19th to 21st century. Walk and discover the university campuses, Square Mile mansions and apartment buildings, not to mention the prestigious stores, hotels, and office buildings.


Read all about Wuhan Wuhan, the film:

WUHAN WUHAN is an invaluable depiction of a metropolis joining together to overcome a crisis.

photo - CTV News

When the city of Wuhan, China locked down at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was nearly impossible to get a clear sense of what was happening. But award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) and a group of intrepid videographers were able to document life at the epicenter, including portraits of a couple expecting a baby, quarantined families in a byzantine shelter, dedicated medical workers, and a psychologist facing her own family crisis while helping patients with the unknown threat. In a time when the world needs greater cross-cultural understanding, WUHAN WUHAN is an invaluable depiction of a metropolis joining together to overcome a crisis.


A view of the 1,678-meter-long Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan, China.

POPULATION: 11 million. Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, is a commercial center divided by the Yangtze and Han rivers. The city contains many lakes and parks, including the expansive, picturesque East Lake. Nearby, the Hubei Provincial Museum displays relics from the Warring States period, including the Marquis Yi of Zeng’s coffin and bronze musical bells from his 5th-century B.C. tomb. (From Google). MORE: From one-time Chinese capital to coronavirus epicenter, Wuhan has a long history that the West had forgotten. (via CNN)


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