UBC Alumni Weekend at Belkin

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Tours at 1:00 and 3:00 pm


People on the tour will receive a free copy of our brand new, 2017 edition of the Outdoor Art Tour book. It has information about 24 works of art on campus.  Join the Belkin Art Gallery’s Public Programs staff for introductions to our fall exhibition, The Beautiful Brain: Santiago Ramón y Cajal and to UBC’s Outdoor Art Collection.

The exhibition features 80 drawings by Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934), a Spanish pathologist, histologist and neuroscientist renowned for his discovery of neuron cells and their structure. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1906. Known as the father of modern neuroscience, Cajal was also an exceptional artist and studied as a teenager at the Academy of Arts in Huesca, Spain. He combined scientific and artistic skills to produce arresting drawings with extraordinary scientific and aesthetic qualities. A century after their completion, his drawings are still used in contemporary medical publications to illustrate important neuroscience principles, and continue to fascinate artists and visual art audiences.

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Since the late 1950s, UBC’s Outdoor Art Collection has captured the imagination of visitors from around the world about diverse topics such as environmental concerns, Canada’s relationship with First Nations, and how we envision our past and future. We’ll see two works:  The Sun is Setting on the British Empire (2016) by Marianne Nicolson (‘Tayagila’ogwa), an artist of Scottish and Dzawada’enuxw First Nations descent; the Dzawada’enuxw People are a member tribe of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast, and Native Hosts (1991/2007) by Hock E Aye VI Edgar Heap of Birdsan internationally known artist and scholar of Cheyenne and Arapaho decent. This is a great opportunity for alumni to deepen their understanding of how art can address urgent, contemporary social and political issues.

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