The McIntosh Gallery will be hosting a tandem tour of the current exhibition Mapping Medievalism at the Canadian Frontier, Wednesday (Nov. 3) at 12:30 p.m.
Ahlia Moussa and Simon Bentley, two graduate art history students in the Deptartment of Visual Arts, will lead a walking tour of the exhibition with specific emphasis on the differing roles played by European men and women as the wild frontier of Upper Canada was settled. They will offer insights into some of these leading figures including Gov. John Graves Simcoe, Elizabeth Simcoe, Col Thomas Talbot, Anna Jameson, and Susanna Moodie.
The exhibition Mapping Medievalism at the Canadian Frontier was curated by Dr. Kathryn Brush and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Department of Visual Arts’ Cohen Explorations Program, and the London Heritage Council of the City of London through its Community Heritage Investment Program.
Moussa and Bentley assisted Brush in the exploration of the “Canadian frontier” as a source of myths and histories that stimulated multiple discourses – visual and textual – on both sides of the Atlantic well into the 20th century.
The concurrent McIntosh exhibition Mapping Iroquoia: Shelley Niro and Jeff Thomas provides a complementary and contemporary perspective on the issues raised by Mapping Medievalism.