2006 Queen’s BFA graduate Sarah Smith, who is currently the Acting Curator of Contemporary Art at The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, has been awarded a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (24 months), to start in July 2014. During this fellowship, her research will be based at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Within the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, she will be working with the Transnational Studies Initiative, a research cluster that brings together students and scholars utilizing new methodologies to compare and contrast processes and dynamics that cross national boundaries.
Sarah’s postdoctoral project is titled: Canada and the Americas: Examining Art, Canada-US Relations and Pan Americanism During the Twentieth Century. It examines the role played by art and art museums in promoting American hemispheric integration. In particular, she will be focusing her research on exhibitions of Canadian art that were shown at institutions in the United States. Broadly, she will consider cultural connections between Canada and the United States, in a bid to assess how exhibitions and museums have structured new ways of understanding the Americas in the twentieth century.
2000 Queen’s BFA graduate Ciara Philips has just been announced as one of four shortlisted nominations for the prestigious Turner prize. See Ciara’s website at: http://www.ciaraphillips.com/
Screenprint on canvas with cotton appliqué
At Galerie Praterstrasse Berlin 28 February - 4 April 2014
1986 Queen’s BFA graduate and Tragically Hip guitarist Rob Baker is being honoured on May 7 by the Kingston Branch of the Queen’s University Alumni Association with the Padre Laverty Award. This award is presented to a graduate of Queen’s for service to Queen's University or ‘town/gown’ contributions related to Queen’s and the Kingston community. Rob is a big supporter of the Kingston arts communities and often attends fundraisers and shows.