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Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper

Saints Sinners and Souvenirs

Image: Giovanni Battista Scultori, The River God Po and a Putto (detail), 1538, engraving on paper, 11.4 x 14.0 cm, Collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia, from the Fine Arts Department Study Collection, 1973, BG 467

About the Exhibition

The Burnaby Art Gallery is pleased to showcase a selection of Italian Master prints and drawings from Vancouver-area public and private collections, dating from the Renaissance up to the late 18th century. This exhibition includes religious, historical and mythological prints and drawings, examining their intended purposes and the context in which they were made. 

Running concurrently with a second exhibition of early printed books from the Wosk-McDonald Aldine Collection from Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections, this exhibition is complemented by a catalogue with essays by Dr. Hilary Letwin, guest curator; Dr. Julian Brooks, Senior Curator of Drawings and Department Head, J. Paul Getty Museum; and Ralph Stanton, Former Director of Special Collections at Simon Fraser University Library.

This exhibition, showcasing works exclusively from the Vancouver area, will be the first of its kind in over 30 years.

Programs

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 12, 7-9pm | Free, Everyone Welcome

Join us for the opening reception at the Burnaby Art Gallery. Mingle with guests and learn more about the importance of the artworks featured in the exhibition.

In the BAG Family Sundays
Sundays, 1-4pm | Drop-in, all ages

Come and make art! Get your minds humming with a visit to the gallery and then into the studio for family-friendly art projects. A different project is featured each month. Each program begins on the hour and half-hour mark with the last program at 3:30pm. Sponsored by ABC Recycling

September 15: Drawing From History
October 20: Printing the Present
November 17: Collecting Memories

Printmaking
Saturday, September 28, 1-3pm | Free, as part of Culture Days

Explore the Burnaby Art Gallery’s exhibition, Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper before joining experienced printmakers in the studio for a hands-on printmaking activity.  

Curator’s Talk
Sunday, September 29, 2pm | Free, as part of Culture Days

Join guest curator Dr. Hilary Letwin for an in-depth tour of the exhibition Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper.

Baroque and Classical Music Concert
Sunday, October 6, 2-4pm | $5.00 | To register: 604-297-4422

For this Sunday musical matinee, listen to the sounds of Italian Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods while sitting amongst the works of Italian masters featured in the gallery’s exhibition Saints, Sinners, and Souvenirs. Concert followed by a small reception in the Fireside Room. Featured Quartet: The Modern Strings. 

Study Day
Monday, October 28, 10am-2:30pm | Free

Join Dr. Hilary Letwin, guest curator; Dr. Julian Brooks, Senior Curator of Drawings and Department Head, J. Paul Getty Museum; and Ralph Stanton, Former Director of Special Collections at Simon Fraser University Library for presentations, discussions and examinations of Italian art and culture featured in the exhibition as well as a dialogue about the impacts and influences Italy had on the Modern West. 

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