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Toronto Lecture Series - Art Gallery of Ontario
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Art Gallery of Ontario, Seminar Room 1, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

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Have We Lost Sight of Art?
Dr. John G. Hatch looks at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s “Art as Therapy” exhibition that is based on the popular reappraisal of art’s role written by the British philosopher and art historian John Armstrong and philosopher Alain de Botton.

They collaborated in putting together this exhibition, as well as concurrent shows at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. Dr. Hatch outlines and discusses the merits of the approach looking at art as a therapeutic tool for the resolution of difficult issues in life instead of the more usual approach of looking at historical or stylistic concerns.

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5:30 p.m. Doors open
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Lecture
6:30 p.m. Art As Therapy Exhibition Tour (self guided)

The registration fee is $15 per person ($10 for those who purchase the morning lecture package) and includes the talk, entrance into the AGO, self guided tours and refreshments. Space is very limited. Please register online by Sunday, October 12, 2014. 

 Please contact Western Alumni if you require information in an alternate format, or if any other arrangements can make this event accessible to you.

Dr. John G. Hatch Jr., PhD
Associate Dean (Academic)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Western University

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