Current Short-Term Exhibitions

The Artistic Mr. Wilson – Photographs from the McCann Collection

“The Artistic Mr. Wilson” exhibition in our main-floor reading room opened last Thursday and continues until the end of August. George Washington Wilson was a pioneering photographer in Scotland, who famously photographed Queen Victoria and is also remembered for his innovations in landscape photography. Curated by Edward McCann, the exhibition includes important Wilsonian photographs from his personal collection as well as historic apparatus.


Trafalgar School for Girls Student Paintings

From May 25, 2017 through the end of June, the Library’s mezzanine is featuring a series of acrylic paintings by grade 11 students at Trafalgar School for Girls. The students explored colour and value in both abstracted imagery and the flower as subject.

Traf art teacher Lori Litvak hung the paintings using the versatile hanging system generously donated by the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal for the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry exhibition in late 2016.

Click on each painting to enlarge.

Dear Bessie: A Wartime Love Story

During the spring of 2017 the Library mezzanine has a display from the Canadian Centre for the Great War multi-media exhibition Dear Bessie: A Wartime Love Story. Centre Curator and Executive Director Caitlin Bailey gave a moving talk about Dear Bessie for our Lunchtime Series on May 11.