Chasm: Opening Reception and Talks at McMaster Museum of Art

Installation view of Chasm, 2023, McMaster Museum of Art. Photo by Darren Rigo.

Experience the McMaster Museum of Art’s critical collection exhibition Chasm through the program of public events taking place this Fall 2023.


May 18, 2023 – December 8, 2023
Curated by Pamela Edmonds and Betty Julian

Chasm continues a series of recent exhibitions exploring the permanent collection at the McMaster Museum of Art through critical curatorial frameworks. This exhibition takes the unique vantage point of critiquing the power dynamics of colonialism from within the museum, informed by the transcultural positions of resistance that seek Indigenous sovereignty and Black liberation. Learn more here.

The museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

All events will be held at McMaster Museum of Art, 1280 Main St W, Hamilton ON

Can’t make it? Hear more about the exhibition at our free weekly drop-in art tours on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm.

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 28, 5-8 PM

Please join us for an evening celebrating the opening of the collection exhibition Chasm, co-curated by Pamela Edmonds and Betty Julian. We are excited to share that many of our exhibiting artists will be in attendance. This event is free and all are welcome!

Talk with Alex Jacobs-Blum
Wednesday, October 18, 12:30-1:20 PM

Talk with Christina Leslie
Wednesday, October 25, 12:30-1:20 PM

Curators in Conversation
Wednesday, November 1, 12:30-1:20 PM

Lunchtime talks are back! Join us in-person at the McMaster Museum of Art to hear more about our critical collection exhibition Chasm. Speakers include Chasm co-curator Betty Julian, and artists and emerging curators in the M(M)A mentorship program Alex Jacobs-Blum and Christina Leslie.

Réception d’ouverture
Jeudi 28 septembre, de 17 h à 20 h

Rencontre avec Alex Jacobs-Blum
Mercredi 18 octobre, de 12 h 30 à 13 h 20

Rencontre avec Christina Leslie
Mercredi 25 octobre, de 12 h 30 à 13 h 20

Causerie entre commissaires d’exposition
Mercredi 1er novembre, de 12 h 30 à 13 h 20

Les causeries du midi sont de retour ! Rejoignez-nous en personne au McMaster Museum of Art pour en savoir plus sur notre importante exposition Chasm, réalisée à partir d’œuvres de la collection. Les conférencières sont Betty Julian, cocommissaire de l’exposition, et les artistes et commissaires de la relève Alex Jacobs-Blum et Christina Leslie, mentorées dans le cadre du programme de mentorat de commissaires du M(M)A.

The BIPOC Curatorial Mentorship Program is generously supported by funds from the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Le programme de mentorat de commissaires d’exposition PANDC bénéficie de l’appui généreux du ministère du Patrimoine canadien.

About McMaster Museum of Art

The McMaster Museum of Art is a meeting space for both the University campus and the community situated within the traditional territories of the Mississauga and the Haudenosaunee nations. The M(M)A engages and inspires through arts presentation and promotion, as well as by: growing an awareness of the interconnectivity of the past, present and future; advancing de-colonization; engaging in innovative and imaginative research; dismantling institutional and ideological boundaries; partnering and collaborating with intentionality; diversifying the collection; and building capacity.

McMaster Museum of Art
1280 Main St W
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4L6

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Museum Hours:
Tuesday: 11am-5pm
Wednesday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday – Monday: Closed

Admission is FREE and appointments are not required.

For more information please contact:
Liana Shaw
Communications Officer, McMaster Museum of Art
(905) 525-9140 x 27574

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