Encounter

A new quarterly event was launched in February. “Encounter” is developed by the AGGV’s Education Department to enhance learning and social opportunities for adults who love art and love talking about art. The inaugural event took place within the context of two exhibitions at the Gallery – Point of Contact: On Place and the West […]

The Art Gallery Pop Up Shop

BY SHARON WARREN, GALLERY ASSOCIATE. When I first visited the Pop Up Shop to collect information for this article I was lucky to meet several AGGV people closely involved in the initiative: Karen Cooper, Art Rental & Sales Consultant; John Manson, Retail Coordinator with the Gallery Shop; and Andrea Walker Collins, Gallery Enterprise Supervisor; plus […]

Nourish the Soul with Art

We’ve partnered up with our friends from Nourish Kitchen & Cafe to help launch their newest addition – an upstairs wine bar open on Friday and Saturday evenings!  In addition to delicious and beautifully plated food, now you can add ‘dynamic fine art destination’ to the ever-growing list of reasons to visit this historical house […]

The Gallery As Authority?: Place

Since June 2016, the Communities + Collections series has been hosting a community conversation called “The Gallery as Authority?”. The question mark in the title is significant. It challenges both the institution and its audience to think about the Gallery’s role in today’s ever-changing social and political landscape. This season’s installment takes on the theme […]

Art & Geometry in the AGGV

Beyond the Edges, which opened in October, shines the spotlight on the order and purity of geometric lines and the media employed to produce them. This exhibtiion not only re-interprets the theories espoused by American art critic Clement Greenberg (1909-1994), but it questions dominant modernist art theories about abstraction, and in particular, geometric abstraction. By […]

Party For Our People

We had a little Party for Our People on September 21. DJ Yake and M’pendo brought a mix of African Music, Reggae, Hip Hop and Funk to the evening. It was one last kick at a summer soiree, and the atmosphere was warm and celebratory.  The event focused on the body of work produced by local […]