We have the amazing opportunity of having an exhibition of work from the University of Alberta Art Collection installed at Enterprise Square this term. NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!!!
The art of printmaking has a long and storied history and continues to serve as a medium for innovation and expression in contemporary art. Edmonton, alongside cities from Europe and Asia, has emerged as a major centre for the study and research of printmaking due in large part to the contributions to the University of Alberta. Through the printmaking program, the collecting practice of the University of Alberta Museums Art Collection and unprecedented access to original works of art in the University of Alberta Museums Print Study Centre, Edmonton together with the University of Alberta has gained an international reputation as one of the foremost institutions in North America for the research, study, teaching and collecting print-based artwork.
A Little Bit of Infinity, presented in two parts, features works of art from the University of Alberta Museums Art Collection that celebrates the art, artists, collections and collectors on the continuum of printmaking. Part one explores the roots of printmaking in Edmonton, Alberta and Canada, and part two presents an international perspective, both historical and contemporary.
This exhibition spans 600 years of history, includes over 130 local and international artists from 23 different countries and it is inspired by the 20th anniversary of the University of Alberta Museums Print Study Centre. It is a time to pause, reflect, and celebrate Edmonton’s extraordinary community of print art and artists – our little bit of infinity – and its impact on the world.
University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square (10230 Jasper Ave)
Gallery Hours: Thursday / Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The University of Alberta Museums is happy to invite you and your classes to tour A Little Bit of Infinity either during gallery hours or at an alternate time. Please call Riva Symko (780.566.0723) to arrange a time to visit the exhibition.