Living, Building, Thinking: art and expressionism

In this tour, students will be introduced to the early 20th century period of art and social activism in Germany, known as Expressionism, which encompassed visual art, literature, philosophy, theatre, film, photography and architecture. In the context of an expanded view on the subject, students will explore Expressionism as a rich and thought-provoking lens on the relationship between artists and society. Through this movement, the ever-changing responses and visual expressions of artists are shown to circulate shared hopes and aspirations for social awareness and change. The exhibition includes more than ninety works in all media, ranging from 16th century European to contemporary Canadian works.

Suited for: grades 1-12

Capacity: 30 students

Duration: Two hours

Offered: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

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