Barbara Astman to show in Living Building Thinking, a group show at McMaster Museum of Art

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 5:00am

Living Building Thinking, McMaster Museum of Art, curated by Ihor Holubiziky, Senior Curator, McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON         

This exhibition explores the development and trajectories of Expressionism from the early 19th century to the present.

Drawn from the extensive collection of the McMaster Museum of Art, the exhibition comprises almost 100 paintings, drawings, prints, books, camera work and video—from formative historical works of the 19th century, hallmarks of the modern age, to contemporary works that include Canadian artists who underscore the continuing relevance and challenges in today’s society.


Thursday, September 22 at 6 pm
Curator’s Talk by Ihor Holubizky, McMaster Museum of Art's Senior Curator

Wednesday, September 28th
Performance & Talk by Düsseldorf Artist Mischa Kuball
12 noon:  Mischa Kuball presents a performative sculpture with his recent Public Preposition book in front of the Museum
2 pm:  Mischa Kuball’s Artist Talk in the Museum

Saturday, October 1 at 1 pm
Tour & Linocut Printmaking Workshop
Free Culture Days event.  Registration required. Contact: Nicole Knibb at

Thursday, November 10th, 6 – 8 pm
Art Historian’s Talk by Robert Belton
Dr. Belton, Professor at UBC, will speak about Expressionism. His essay “Expressionism’s Paralanguage” is included in the Living Building Thinking publication.

An exhibition publication will be available.
Living Building Thinking is organized and circulated with the generous support of the Museums Assistance Program, Canadian Heritage.


Venue & Address: 
McMaster Museum of Art Alvin A. Lee Building University Avenue (at Sterling St) McMaster University 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6
(905) 525-9140 ext. 23081
Photo of the Gallery with artworks installed