Contemporary art is all around us! As art galleries increasingly complement their collections with contemporary art exhibitions, we have an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and our place in history through artists’ work.
Join us to learn the basics of visual literacy and how to look at visual art and material culture. While the tools we give you to look are formal, this program promises to be fun and informal. Centred in the McMaster Museum of Art’s contemporary art collection, discover how contemporary artists challenge our expectations of visual art and understanding of the world around us with their work.
Facilitator: Nicole Knibb — BA, Art History (McMaster University), MDes, Strategic Foresight and Innovation (Ontario College of Art and Design University)
Nicole is the Senior Education Officer at the McMaster Museum of Art and Assistant Professor in McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine. Nicole designs education programs that provide visual art and art gallery experiences to complement academic, personal, and professional learning. She is responsible for developing innovative programs for McMaster University’s academic community, most notably The Art of Seeing™ art-based visual literacy course in partnership with the Department of Family Medicine. Nicole has been bringing art to people and people to art for almost two decades as an art gallery educator. When not in the art gallery, Nicole is building her hockey literacy as an Assistant Coach with the Ancaster Avalanche Girls’ Hockey Association.