Art for Lunch

Join us for bi-monthly talks, videos, and tours over the lunch hour!

Coffee and tea is provided. You're welcome to bring a bag lunch if a video is being screened. If the event that day is an exhibiton tour, we suggest you come early to eat your lunch since no food is allowed in the galleries. Talks and tours are included with Gallery admission. Video programs are free.

 

Redefining the Female Body in Ancient Greece

Wednesday September 9 at 12pm

Join classicist Robert Gold for an intriguing look at the evolving representation of the female body in ancient Greek sculpture from objects of abstract simplicity to visions of breathtaking realism.

 

Talk: Fashion and Elegance in Ancient Rome

Friday September 25 at 12pm

From the luxurious garments and elaborate hairstyles of the wealthy to the counterfeited gems and fabric dyes utilized by slaves, Dr. Kelly Olson from the University of Western Ontario leads us on a fascinating journey into the world of ancient Roman fashion to discover how men and women dressed to impress.

 

Tour: Discovering Dionysos, Greek God of Wine and Revelry

Wednesday October 7 at 12pm

Join Dr. Allison Surtees for a unique tour of the Olympus exhibition that explores fascinating and multifarious representations of one of the most popular and complex Olympian deities of ancient times - Dionysus, the capricious Greek god of wine and revelry.

 

Video: Who Were the Greeks? Episode I

Wednesday October 21 at 12pm

Enjoy the first episode of a two-part BBC documentary series in which Classical historian Michael Scott travels across Greece visiting ancient cities and battlefields, great ruins, and wild countryside in a search to uncover intriguing secrets behind how the ancient Greeks thought and lived.

Run time: 59 mins.

 

Drama: Unmasking Greek Tragedy – Part 1

Wednesday November 4 at 12pm

Explore Greek tragedy like never before during this exciting dramatic lecture, the first of two presentations by  University of Winnipeg professor Dr. Allison Surtees and Greek mythology specialist, Jane Cahill.

 

Talk: Food for the Gods

Wednesday November 18 at 12pm

Savor a delightful presentation by chef and author Karen Dudley based on her award winning novel, Food for the Gods, a historical fantasy novel set in ancient Greece. Discover how Dudley has proven herself an expert at examining the Greek classics and offering the reader an entirely new take on them by weaving in Food Network tropes and Iron Chef heroes we’re all familiar with.

 

Video: Who Were the Greeks? Episode II

Wednesday December 2 at 12pm

Enjoy the second episode of a two-part BBC documentary series in which Classicist Dr. Michael Scott explores the legacies of the ancient Greeks including democracy, art, architecture, philosophy, science, sport and theatre. Travelling across the ancient Greek world, from Athens to Olympia, Macedon, Turkey, and Sicily Michael discovers why the ancient Greeks were so successful, why their culture and way of life spread across continents, and why they still have such a powerful hold over our imaginations today.

Run time: 59 mins.

 

Talk: Rome and Jerusalem: Worlds in Collision

Wednesday December 16 at 12pm

Join Rabbi Alan Green for an enlightening lecture exploring the conflict between Hellenistic and Judaic civilization in the ancient world - a conflict between East vs. West, Rationalism vs. Mysticism, Matter vs. Spirit, and Polytheism vs. Monotheism - and discover how it contributed to the rise of Christianity.

 

Drama: Unmasking Greek Tragedy – Part 2

Wednesday January 20, 2016 at 12pm

Explore Greek tragedy like never before during this exciting dramatic lecture, the first of two presentations by  University of Winnipeg professor Dr. Allison Surtees and Greek mythology specialist, Jane Cahill.

 

Tour: The George & Tannis Richardson Collection of Inuit Sculpture

Wednesday February 3, 2016 at 12pm

WAG curator of Inuit Art, Darlene Coward Wight offers an intriguing tour of the George & Tannis Richardson Collection of Inuit Art featuring thirty-nine sculptures from eleven communities across the Canadian Arctic.

 

Video: Meet the Romans: All Roads Lead to Rome

Wednesday February 17, 2016 at 12pm

Join Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge in this BBC documentary adventure that doesn’t ask what the Romans did for us, but what the empire did for Rome. The first of a three part series, Beard explores the lives of some extraordinary Romans: Eurysaces, an eccentric baker, who made a fortune out of the grain trade and built his tomb in the shape of a giant bread oven; Baricha, Zabda and Achiba, three prisoners of war who became Roman citizens; and Pupius Amicus, the purple dye seller making imperial dye from shellfish imported from Tunisia. This is Rome from the bottom up.

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