Fellowship and Fine Arts: Artist Associations
September 05 to January 10, 2015
This historical exhibition brings together imagery and ephemera related to artist associations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in Canada in general, and in Ontario and Middlesex County in particular. Topics to be addressed include the roles of the Western Art Union and League, Royal Canadian Academy, Ontario Society of Artists, and other groups which helped promote artists in the years before increased government support of culture (1950s-60s). These associations also endorsed their own aesthetic standards in Canada for generations.