Friends of the Library Speaker Series - PearlAnn Reichwein
Hosted by Canmore Public Library
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Admission by donation
Location: Friends Program Room, Canmore Public Library
Friends of the Library Speaker Series Presents - Uplift: Visual Culture at the Banff School of Fine Arts with Dr. PearlAnn Reichwein.
Join Dr. PearlAnn Reichwein for a talk featuring her latest book, "Uplift: Visual Culture at the Banff School of Fine Arts" (UBC Press), co-authored with Dr. Karen Wall.
What happened when Alberta invested in arts and education in the Canadian Rockies?
In 1933, the Banff School of Fine Arts was established as a summer outreach program of the University of Alberta, offering a single course in drama. Since then, it has become a renowned cultural destination and educational institution, today known as the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Over its first four decades, the school generated and circulated ideals of culture and liberal democratic citizenship intrinsic to modern Canada. "Uplift" traces the role of the school in shaping arts and cultural education. Its story reveals how artists and investments in the arts had significant results for Alberta and Canada, and beyond.
Learn more about this fascinating early summer school and its teachers, students, and art world. And join in with your own stories.
Dr. PearlAnn Reichwein is a historian and professor of Canadian Mountain Studies. She teaches in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, offered master classes at the University of Innsbruck, and enjoys giving public talks in the Bow Valley.
This event will take place Thursday, March 30th, at 7:00pm in the Canmore Public Library Program Room.
Admission by donation.
Uplift offers a nuanced account of the arts as an engine of nation building and tourism development. It draws attention to the past and present place of fine arts, culture, and the humanities in public education and in Canada’s history, exploring what they mean to democracy, citizenship, and a life well lived.
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