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A Cultivating Journey: The Herman Levy Legacy



Fri, Jun 15th, 2018


6:00 pm


In 1984, Herman Herzog Levy made one of the most significant art donations to a university gallery in Canadian history.

A Cultivating Journey presents important works from that original donation along with subsequent acquisitions from Levy’s bequest by the McMaster Museum of Art.

The earliest pieces in the exhibition date from the 16th century, including a number of etchings on paper by renaissance artist Albrecht Durer, while the most recent works are from the 1950s and 60s. In total, the seventy drawings, etchings, and paintings that comprise the exhibition span five centuries of visual art and offer viewers the opportunity to examine a variety of art movements and styles.

Of particular note, will be the chance for visitors to see paintings from eminent European artists such as Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Vincent van Gogh, among many others.

This will mark the first time works by many of these distinguished artists will be shown in Kelowna.

A Cultivating Journey reflects the remarkable acumen of Levy as a collector and offers visitors a cross-section of art history through the filter of his personal interests, which favoured Impressionist and Post- Impressionist landscapes portraits and still lifes.

The exhibition is organized and circulated by the McMaster Museum of Art and curated by Dr. Ihor Holubizky, Senior Curator.

This project is supported by the Museums Assistance Program at Canadian Heritage.

Opening Reception
Friday, June 15, 6 to 8 pm
This is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation.


Kelowna Art Gallery

1315 Water Street , Kelowna



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