Context and Meaning XXIII Present | Past

We are pleased to announce the twenty-third annual Context and Meaning Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the Queen’s University Department of Art History and Art Conservation from Friday, February 9th to Saturday, February 10th, 2024.

Isabel and Alfred Bader Lecture in European Art with Dr Cécile Fromont

“Encounter as Author in Early Modern Images from the Atlantic World” presented by Dr Cécile Fromont


The art historian, former museum director, and retired Senator, Honourable Pat Bovey, will discuss the contemporary legacy of the 1941 “Kingston Conference” in a lecture titled, “TORCHES FOR CANADIAN CULTURAL POLICY: VISUAL VOICES FROM THE KINGSTON CONFERENCE TO NEW LEGISLATION” 

Media Cosmologies: free public talks at the Agnes

The free public talks, given by Governor General's Award-winning artist and musician Cheryl L'Hirondelle (Cree/Halfbreed; German/Polish) and artist and musician Callum Beckford (Cree/Métis; Jamaican/German), celebrated the ongoing restoration of one of L'Hirondelle's artworks.

Hands-On History Workshop with Pamela H. Smith

Following introductory search and analysis exercises, there will be a hands-on session; participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, clothing they don't mind getting dirty, and "a sense of adventure".

BFA Fine Art Print Sale at the ARC

After two years of COVID, the BFA Fine Art Print Sale is back in-person at the ARC. Come by to view and purchase amazing impressions that BFA Fine Art students have made in the print media classes offered at Queen's University.

Cézanne's Closet 2023

This year's fundraiser includes a preview preview exhibition at Union Gallery, January 17-February 4, 2023, co-curated by Queen’s University Art History graduate students Cicely Haggerty and Anna Douglas.

Virtual Open House for prospective Art History graduate students

Join faculty and a student representative from Queen's University's Art History program to discuss graduate studies! There will be a short presentation from the Graduate Chair followed by a question period.

Grad Days features Art History Open House

Join the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for this year's Grad Days, featuring an Art History Open House on November 10 from 1:00-3:00pm on the third floor of Ontario Hall.

Special Medieval lecture by Prof. Matthew Reeve

As part of the Department of History's Medieval Studies Seminar series, Art History professor Matthew Reeve will give a special lecture, "Marian art and materiality in Gothic England: the West Facade of Wells Cathedral Reconsidered".

Art History & Art Conservation pre-convocation reception, 2022

The 2022 Convocation Ceremony for Art Conservation (M.A.C.) and Art History (Ph.D., M.A., B.A.H, B.A.) is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21 at 3pm. Graduate arrival time is two  hours (2) prior to the ceremony, or 1:00pm.

Conservation Science Education Online: Inaugural Conference

This virtual conference is designed to allow international educators in the field of Cultural Heritage Science to showcase innovative teaching strategies, case studies, and laboratory exercises that they have found to be successful in their teaching.