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"Donation Luc LaRochelle: A History of photography
through the collection of the Museé des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke"
2000-01-12 until 2000-02-20
Art Gallery of Bishop's University
French, British, American and Canadian photographs are included in a
memorial exhibition highlighting the gifts of Luc LaRochelle to the
Sherbrooke Museum of Fine arts. Luc LaRochelle, lawyer, art lover and
man of letters has gathered an important collection of six hundred
works of art. Three hundred of them have been donated to the
Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts. The Art Gallery of Bishop's University
presents the collection of photographs, which by itself offers an
account of the history of modern photography:
G.W. Wilson; Samuel Bourne; J. Valentine; George Fiske; Walker Evans;
R. Mapplethorpe; Cecil Beaton; Gilles Caron; A. McBean; Charles
Gagnon; Suzy Lake; H. Saxe; S. Toussignant; Geoffrey James;
Richard-Max Tremblay; Larry Fink; André Kertesz; A. Grauerholtz;
Pierre Charrier; Y. Nantel; J. Alloucherie; Louis Lussier; Georges A.
Tice; Minor White; Roloff Benny* are some of the artists included in
this important collection.
Curated by Gaëtane Verna, the exhibition is developed around three
main themes of the history of photography : landscape, portrait and
the use of photography as a tool of contemporary art productions.
The conservation and the diffusion of the arts are so often the fact
of individuals such as Luc LaRochelle who transmit a significant share
of our artistic inheritance to the futures generations through their
generous donations to Museums. Furthermore, knowing that currently in
Quebec no institution has the formal mandate to collect photography,
it is thus important to celebrate the advent of a photographic
collection at the Sherbrooke Museum of the fine arts.
Opening reception: Wednesday, 19th of January 2000, 5 pm to 7 pm