Mary Pratt - January 18  to April 27, 2014 McMihcael Canadian Art Collection

Events and Programs

Saturday, January 18, 3:30 to 4:30 pm

In Conversation: Mary Pratt and Mireille Eagan

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This special program brings Mary Pratt, one of the most prominent Canadian painters, and Mireille Eagan, curator of Canadian Art at The Rooms, St.John’s, NL, together in conversation. They will discuss the themes that inform Mary Pratt’s paintings, technique, artistic influences, and her life.

 

Mary Pratt will also be available for a book signing in the Grand Hall from 2:30 to 3:15 pm. Purchase the new book Mary Pratt at the Gallery Shop or online.

Speaker/Instructor/Guest Information:

Mary Pratt
Mireille Eagan, Curator of Canadian Art at The Rooms, St.John’s, NL

 

Cost:

general public: $25
Free for students with valid ID.
McMichael members: $10


Saturday, March 8, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Artistically Delicious

Celebrating International Women’s Day, the McMichael invites the Culinary Historians of Canada, together with experts in the areas of women's history, domestic technology, and cuisine to take a closer look at Mary Pratt's paintings and explore the themes of food and kitchen work in her art. 

Elizabeth Baird is a volunteer historic cook at Fort York, Wednesday food columnist for the Toronto Sun and SunMedia, and former food editor of Canadian Living Magazine. She is co-author of Canada’s Favourite Recipes (2012) and co-editor of Setting a Fine Table, Historical Desserts and Drinks from the Officer’ Kitchens at Fort York (2013). She is a member of the Order of Canada and Taste Canada’s Hall of Fame.

Liz Driver is the Director/Curator of Campbell House, where she enjoys integrating food and wine into the museum’s programming. A past president of the Culinary Historians of Canada, her research focus is the publishing history of cookbooks. In 2009, she was the first person to be inducted into the Canadian Culinary Landmarks Hall of Fame (now called Taste Canada Hall of Fame) and in 2010 she was made a Fellow of the Ontario Hostelry Institute. 

Ruth Sandwell is a historian who teaches the history of education and the family in Canada at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She has written and published in the fields of rural history, women’s history and the social history of technology. She is currently conducting research for a manuscript entitled Heat Light and Work in Canadian Homes: A Social History of Fuels and Energy in the Canadian Home, 1880-1950


Speaker/Instructor/Guest Information:

Elizabeth Baird
Liz Driver
Ruth Sandwell

Cost:

General public: Included with gallery admission.

Reservation: Not required


Saturday, April 12, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Mary Pratt: A Woman’s Life with Sarah Milroy


Join Toronto writer and art critic, Sarah Milroy, for a presentation based on her extensive interviews with Mary Pratt. Discover the personal challenges of a woman artist living in a time when nurturing both an artistic career and a young family was still an unusual and novel idea.

 

Speaker/Instructor/Guest Information:

Sarah Milroy, writer and art critic

Cost:

general public: $25
Free for students with valid ID
McMichael members: $20


Sunday, April 13, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Look, Here


Look no further! The perfect painting subjects are all around you. See the world with an artist’s eye and practice the ability to find beauty in everyday objects with our guided family tours of the exhibition Mary Pratt. Take part in drop-in art workshops that focus on still life painting. A special 1:30 pm performance by the Toronto Children's Chorus Podium Choir will complete this multisensory experience!

 

Speaker/Instructor/Guest Information:

Toronto Children's Chorus Podium Choir

Cost:

General public: Included with gallery admission.

Reservation: Not required


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