August 2013 at the Canadian War Museum

July 30, 2013

Alex Colville, War Artist
Until August 22, 2013

Alex Colville (1920–2013), one of Canada’s best-known artists, was an official war artist from 1944 to 1946. The Canadian War Museum holds more than 340 of Colville’s works in its collection. Ranging from quick pencil sketches to carefully composed oil paintings, they help capture the human dimension of the Second World War. To honour Alex Colville’s memory, the Museum is displaying a selection of his wartime canvases.

The Art of Peace – Artifact Spotlight
August 1–31
1 p.m. (in English) and 2 p.m. (in French)
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery

What can art tell us about peace? Take a tour of the art in Peace – The Exhibition with one of our trained interpreters. Look closely at the works of art on display to uncover their stories and work together to determine how they contribute to the messages of the exhibition.

The Art of Peace tour uses a participatory facilitation technique designed to enhance visitors’ comfort level talking about art, while engaging in meaningful learning.

What Does Peace Look Like?
August 1–31
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery

Peace – The Exhibition
explores the many different ways that Canadians have acted for peace over the years. Now, we’d love to hear from you. Reflecting on the exhibition, what does peace look like to you? Draw a picture or write a response. Then, take a few minutes to look at the ways that other people have responded.

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Avra Gibbs Lamey
Communications and Media Relations Officer
Canadian War Museum
Telephone: 819-776-8607
Yasmine Mingay
Manager, Public Affairs
Canadian War Museum
Telephone: 819-776-8608