sun14apr2:00 pmsun3:00 pmJ.E.H. MacDONALD: UP CLOSEGALLERY TALK Event Organized ByMcMichael Canadian Art Collection2:00 pm - 3:00 pm McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Avenue, KleinburgRegionGreater Toronto & HamiltonCityVaughan

Event Details

Join Kate Helwig, Senior Conservation Scientist at the Canadian Conservation Institute, and Alison Douglas, Conservator at the McMichael, as they share findings from their research into the painting materials and techniques of J.E.H. MacDonald, a founding member of the Group of Seven, a tranche of whose recently ‘rediscovered’ works have sparked an authentication controversy. Helwig and Douglas’s scientific research played a crucial role in unraveling the mystery behind the alleged MacDonald sketches currently on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the exhibition J.E.H. MacDonald? A Tangled Garden, and this talk will delve into the science and art of authentication within the context of their research.

Speakers: Kate Helwig and Alison Douglas

Book Signing – The presentation, illustrated with by work by MacDonald selected from the McMichael’s vaults, will be followed by a book signing of J.E.H. MacDonald: Up Close by authors Helwig and Douglas, in the Gallery Shop.

The event is in partnership with Goose Lane Editions



(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


McMichael Canadian Art Collection

10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg


McMichael Canadian Art Collection

905.893.1121 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, ON

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