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Adult Lecture Series: Salt Box Talks Revisited – Summer 2016 Schedule

July 1, 2016 - August 31, 2016

Instead of watching summer re-runs on television, why not revisit some of our most popular Salt Box lectures on selected Tuesday evenings at North Hills Museum?

This program is designed for those who would like to discover and appreciate North Hills Museum and the surrounding community. Each session will include a PowerPoint presentation on a selected theme, a guided tour of the collection where applicable and refreshments.

Each lecture is $6.00 per person.

Registration required, call 902 532-2168 or email

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 7 – 9 pm
Tapestries – Paintings in Thread

Visiting lecturer Paul Paquette will present a captivating survey of the history of European tapestry; from the 8th century B.C. through the medieval age and the Renaissance. Its demise as an art form due to stylistic changes between the 17th – 19th centuries will be investigated. Finally, its rebirth by 20th century hobbyist will be examined.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 7 – 9 pm
Great Collectors & Patrons of the Arts

Join us as we examine the history of collecting and its relevance to museums and galleries. We will focus on great Canadian patrons and their contribution to national and provincial culture and heritage. Central to this discussion will be the story behind Robert Patterson’s collection at North Hills, and his gift to the province of Nova Scotia.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 7 – 9 pm
History of European Landscape Painting – Part 1

We will trace the origins of the European landscape in the pastoral images found in Hellenistic and ancient Roman art. Examine the use of the landscape motif and its decorative beauty found in medieval religious paintings and illuminated manuscript. Discover the sharply observed details and luminous space in 15th century renaissance paintings from Northern Europe and Italy. Learn about the 16th century taste for panoramic views and the bourgeoning art of topography, and the ideal landscapes of the 17th century embellished with the ruins from the classical world.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 7 – 9 pm
History of European Landscape Painting – Part 2

Our travels through European art continue in 18th century France and England featuring rich pastoral landscapes. Topographical ‘Views’ reach the height of popularity with the Grand Tour in Rome and Venice. The later 18th and early 19th centuries present new themes in landscape painting such as the ‘Sublime’ (the power of nature) and ‘the Beautiful’ (pleasing meditations on nature). We will also examine the more spontaneous observations of nature found in the works of the 19th century French Realists, Impressionists; such as Monet and Pissarro, and the Post Impressionists; such as Van Gogh and Cezanne.


July 1, 2016
August 31, 2016


North Hills Museum
5065 Granville Road
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0 Canada
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