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A Regional Agency: Maritime Art Association Programming from 1935 to 1945

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A Regional Agency: Maritime Art Association Programming from 1935 to 1945

Brayley, Katharine R (2010) A Regional Agency: Maritime Art Association Programming from 1935 to 1945. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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In the history of Canadian visual culture, art societies, associations and organizations have played a significant role. At various points throughout Canada’s art history, these organizations have responded to the needs of a specific artistic community. Founded in 1935 the Maritime Art Association was the country’s first regional artists association, responding to the need for an active regional infrastructure in the arts; representing groups from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The MAA’s cultural and educational programming had a significant affect on the development of a united regional community in the arts. This thesis provides an analysis of Maritime Art Association programming from 1935 to 1945. Through their program of traveling exhibitions, lecture series, radio broadcasts on the arts, and various other activities, the MAA positioned the arts to become an arena for regional discussion, appreciation and solidarity. Throughout this investigation, the MAA is positioned as an active agent in the fostering of a critical arts community adept at aesthetic appreciation in the Maritime Provinces.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art History
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Brayley, Katharine R
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Masters of Art
Program:Art History
Date:01 November 2010
Thesis Supervisor(s):Cheasley Paterson, Elaine
ID Code:7105
Deposited By:KATHARINE BRAYLEY
Deposited On:27 Apr 2011 13:34
Last Modified:27 Apr 2011 13:34
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