[November 16, 2022] By Zoë Tousignant. In the summer of 1972, Brian Merrett travelled to Europe for the first time on what would amount to his version of a “grand tour.” Accompanied by photographer Jennifer Harper, he spent a total of nine weeks backpacking around France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, England, and Ireland.
[November 16, 2022] Brian Merrett has taken a deep dive into his early years of practice, and here he presents photographs taken in 1972, during his “grand tour” of Europe. This formative trip consolidated his activist’s eye and his interest in architectural heritage, which he had developed in Montreal and which would endure throughout his career.
March 14, 2017 [originally published in CV89 in Fall 2011] — The acquisitions of Quebec photography from the 1960s to the 1980s are thus part of the institution’s current recognition of – and seemingly unquenchable gusto for – photographic imagery of all kinds, and these acquisitions have added considerably to the growing photography collection, which now totals over 1,500 works.
[Summer 2009] Relevance is a word that permeates discussions about the role of museums within the social fabric of community. As repositories, museums have a primary function of cultivation not only of objects but also of a public to engage with them. Museums amass, describe, preserve, and, ultimately, display facets of their contents, arranged and […]