Upcoming Exhibitions


Collected by Dr. Hess: Alfred & Barbara Leighton

Works from the Hess Collection curated by David Smith.
September 13 – October 18, 2019
Christou Gallery

Borderline Human

Image: Gunnhilder Hauksdóttir, Vervet Monkey, 2019.
Performance art by Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir
October 10 – 18, 2019
Hess Gallery

Scheduled Events:
October 7: Art Now (Recital Hall), 12 – 1 pm
October 10: Coffee’s On & Research Talks, 3 – 5 pm
October 15 – 18: Research In Process, TBA
October 18: Borderline Human Performance, 7 – 9 pm

Borderline Human combines elements from across visual art, dance, theatre, music, and new media and will include drawings, video, sound, and performance.

Crossing Boundaries
October 25 – 26, 2019
Hess Gallery

Crossing Boundaries in the Hess Gallery will be an exhibition of art created by uLethbridge Fine Arts Students in coordination with the Faculty of Fine Art’s Crossing Boundaries Symposium.

Crossing Boundaries Symposium
Join the Faculty of Fine Arts on October 26 for a full-day of engaging discussions, displays, installations, demonstrations and performances by students, faculty and alumni!

The theme this year is Languages | Landscapes | Algorithms.

Crossing Boundaries Mission
1. to share established and emerging innovators from the creative fields, with the community (campus & external) in a direct and engaging way;

2. to activate cultural discourse, educate, and enable open dialogue and collaboration on varying topics and perspectives across different disciplines; and

3. to showcase the diversity and interdisciplinary nature of the professional creative world.

We are excited to be collaborating with the University’s Open House this year, and welcome prospective students to also explore and engage with current student projects during the exhibition portion of the symposium in the University Hall atrium and Hess Gallery.

Registration and more info

Collection Exhibition

Curated by Summer Jennings with David Smith
October 25 – January 1, 2020
Christou Gallery

Works from the Hess Collection.

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#nofilterneeded : Lumière sur la Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association

Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association (NIIPA)
November 7, 2019 – January 10, 2020
Hess Gallery

McMaster Museum of Art Travelling Exhibition

Featuring works by founding NIIPA members:
Simon Brascoupe, Dorothy Chocolate, Valerie General, Pat Green, Rick Hill, Martin Akwiranoron Loft, Tim Johnson, Joel Johnson, Jimmy Manning, Douglas Maracle, Yvonne Maracle, Murray McKenzie, Brenda Mitten, Lance Mitten, Shelley Niro, Jolene Rickard,
Greg Staats, Morley Stewart, and Jeff Thomas

Guest Curator/Conservatrice invitée: Rheanne Chartrand

Kohlrabi and Foods with Stories to Share

Artist-In-Residence Cartoonist Eric Dyck
January 10 – February 28, 2020
Christou Gallery

New cartoons and live drawing from Eric Dyck.

Collection Exhibition

Curated by Museum Studies Interns with David Smith
January 16 – March 13, 2020
Hess Gallery

Works from the Hess Collection.

Field Notes: Inhabiting That Skin

Art by Katie Marie Bruce
March 6 – June 5, 2020
Christou Gallery

New drawings from artist Katie Marie Bruce in response to works from the Hess Collection.

Stories for the British Museum

Indigenous Studio Class and Blackfoot Digital Project
March 19 – June 13, 2020
Hess Gallery

Original work from Faculty of Fine Arts’ Jackson 2Bears’ Indigenous Studio Class created in response to works from the Hess Collection.