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Canada's War Art

Canada’s War Art | Instructor: Laura Brandon

Discover the powerful history of Canada’s War Art from the 18th to 21st centuries. This course explores the relationship between war art and propaganda, as well as the role of notable artists and patrons. Participants will enjoy a richly visual learning experience, with the opportunity to view paintings, photographs, sculptures and illustrations from the country’s most pivotal wars, including the World War One, the Second World War, the Cold War and ongoing conflicts.

Duration: 4 weeks | Price: $100 (incl. parking) | Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10am – 12pm | Dates: February 6, 13, 20, 27 | Room: Lupton Hall | Class size: Up to 60 participants

Course overview:

Week 1: What is War Art? Pre-First World War art.

Week 2: World War One and art.

Week 3: The Second World War and art.

Week 4: The Cold War and recent war art.

Dr. Laura Brandon is a freelance writer, curator and lecturer specializing in international and Canadian war art. From 1992 to 2015, she was the Historian, Art & War at the Canadian War Museum. She has written and lectured internationally for nearly 40 years and curated more than 45 exhibitions. She is currently an Adjunct Research Professor in the School for Studies in Art and Culture and in the History Department at Carleton University, and a Research Associate at the Canadian War Museum. She was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2015.