The Friends of Art History at McMaster
The Friends of Art History was founded in 2010 to offer a series of events for its members and the general public. Our goal is to promote the appreciation of Art History at McMaster and in its broader community. The Friends is an international organization that spans all ages and includes current students, faculty, alumni/ae, and the general public. Donations support: a visiting speaker’s series, visiting professionals who foster career development for students of Art History, student research projects, and an informal program of Art History lectures for a general audience.
McMaster was the first university in Canada to offer Art History courses and these began in the 1930s with a Carnegie grant. As is the case for many universities today, it is not possible for budgets to sustain activities in all areas. The Friends of Art History seeks to offer support for education in the discipline and to foster Art History events for students and the community. Click to download the Friends of Art History.doc file with information on how to become a Friend.
List of Donors to the Friends of Art History:
Mary Ann Bastien
N. Gillian Cooper
Barbara A. Cooper
Ema Di Gallo
Glen & Deborah Eker
Reg & Louise Gilmore
Sarah & Darren Lampson
Maxwell & Grace Longfield
Jean & Randy Longfield
Joseph Macdonald & Krystina Mierins
Paul & Marlene Musiol
Gloria Pizio & Ross Wigle
And numerous donors who wish to remain anonymous.
Dr. Cynthia Robinson: Art History Talk
Cynthia Robinson, renowned History of Art Chair at Cornell University, and Mary Donlon Alger Professor of Medieval and Islamic Art will be presenting: The Limits of Metaphor: Hand Motifs in the Ornamental Programs of the Alhambra’s “Palace of the Lions” and the “Patio de las Doncellas” in the Palace of Pedro I (Seville).
Please join us on November 10th, at 7:30 pm in BSB-B103.