Events - Ghosts and Metamorphoses: Paul Kane's First Brush

"Ghosts and Metamorphoses: Paul Kane's First Brush": a look at the analysis of Paul Kane's art through infrared reflectography. The talk is based upon a book that to be published April 2014 entitled, "The First Brush: Paul Kane and Infrared Reflectography" and an exhibition of the same name opening at the ROM on April 26.

Kenneth Lister, Assistant Curator of Arctic, Subarctic & Native Watercraft at the Royal Ontario Museum will speak about Paul Kane, Historical Canadian Artist. In October 1848, painter Paul Kane returned to Toronto from an extraordinary 29-month journey along the fur-trade routes all the way to Fort Victoria on the Pacific Ocean and back again. Kane’s cycle of 100 oil paintings are the single most important collection of paintings documenting 19th century Canada and Native life. The historical study is highlighted by archaeological evidence from recent excavations.

This talk takes place at the Pumphouse on Saturday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Tickets for the talk are $10.00. Members can attend at no charge.