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Jon Sasaki, A Rest, 2018, video, 10:21. Adapted from a choreographed solo performed by James Phillips commissioned by Toronto Dance Theatre, 2016 and produced for video with the assistance of the Art Museum, University of Toronto. Cinematography: Lee Henderson. Image: courtesy of the artist.

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School of Art Gallery presents Jon Sasaki: A Rest

January 14, 2021 — 
Curated by Blair Fornwald, Director/Curator — January 21 to March 13, 2021

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Katie Lyle (background) and Ella Dawn McGeough (foreground), Greener than Grass exhibition view, Susan Hobbs Gallery, 2020, curated by Lillian O’Brien Davis. Photo: Laura Findlay, courtesy of Susan Hobbs Gallery

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School of Art Gallery presents Dancing with Tantalus

January 13, 2021 — 
Featuring Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill, Katie Lyle, and Ella Dawn McGeough. Curated by Lillian O’Brien Davis — January 21 to March 13, 2021

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MFA Thesis Exhibition 2020: Sahar Abarasteh and Michelle Gagné-Orr

November 26, 2020 — 
The School of Art and School of Art Gallery are pleased to present thesis exhibitions and oral examinations by two Master of Fine Art students: Sahar Abarasteh and Michelle Gagné-Orr.

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Sigrid Dahle

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School of Art mourns passing of SOA alumna, colleague, and friend Sigrid Dahle

November 9, 2020 — 
One of the most innovative curators, art writers and critics of her generation. School of Art pays tribute to the late Sigrid Dahle.

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Permutations 1, Grace Nickel and Michael Zajac

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Grace Nickel and Michael Zajac among the recipients of the Manitoba Craft Council’s Judith Ryan Award 2020

September 10, 2020 — 
School of Art Associate Professor, Grace Nickel, and Sessional Instructor, Michael Zajac, are among the recipients of the Manitoba Craft Council’s Judith Ryan Award 2020 for their collaborative works in Lens Reflex, a juried exhibition exploring the intersection between fine craft and photography.

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Blair Fornwald, director/curator of the School of Art Gallery. Photo credit: Zoe Schneider

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Meet the Director/Curator of the School of Art Gallery

September 4, 2020 — 
Blair Fornwald is the new director/curator of the School of Art Gallery, joining the University of Manitoba just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. She shares with us some of her thoughts about her vision for the Gallery and what she looks forward to in her new position.


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Acting deans and director announced across campus

August 24, 2020 — 
The University of Manitoba is pleased to announce the following acting dean appointments.

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Virtual entrepreneurship competition sparks student creativity

July 19, 2020 — 
This June, the Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship (SCCE) held a two-phase virtual competition for students to exercise their entrepreneurial creativity.

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Public Design Unit (PDU) I am here: Mapping Detroit Water Shut-offs Projection Map Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit Photo: PDU

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July 13, 2020 — 
What if instead of offering objective answers, design was a method of engaging with and caring about others, of discerning problems? What if design freed itself from its conventional context and became a way of thinking, a way of questioning and gathering insights?


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Convocation 2020: Honouring Indigenous graduates

June 29, 2020 — 
Meet some of the incredible members of the University of Manitoba’s class of 2020. UM campuses are uniquely strengthened by Indigenous student perspectives. The Indigenous campus community includes many student leaders who continue to define new directions and move our nations, province and country forward with their ideas and passions. The following Indigenous students will graduate during UM Virtual Convocation on June 29.

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