University of Calgary

A Brush with War

Submitted by tdroden on Wed, 2012-08-01 12:34.

August 1, 2012

Founders’ Gallery’s first exhibit led by University of Calgary

The University of Calgary and a dynamic new art curator with international credentials will manage one of Calgary’s emerging public art programs at the Founders’ Gallery at The Military Museums.

Currently on view is A Brush with War, Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan, organized by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the directorate of History and Heritage, Department of National Defence.

The exhibition has been made possible in part by a generous donation from the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation. The exhibition highlights Canada’s personal, dramatic, and poignant involvement in international conflict since the Second World War as seen through the eyes of our country’s artists, and will be on view throughout the fall.

WHAT: Photo opportunity and media tours of A Brush with War and interviews
WHEN: Thursday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: The Founders’ Gallery, The Military Museum, 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, 403-974-2850


  • Lindsey Sharman, new Curator of Art, The Founders’ Gallery
  • Laura Brandon, Canadian War Museum author and curator
  • Tom Hickerson, Vice Provost (Libraries and Cultural Resources), University of Calgary (by phone)

Media Contact:

Donna Livingstone
Libraries and Cultural Resources, University of Calgary
P: 403-220-3511, C: 403-606-0658