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February 2019

Modern History: Preserving Canada’s Legacy of Modernism

February 21 - 19:00 - 21:00
Ottawa Art Gallery, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 0C5 Canada

= POSTPONED = HERITAGE OTTAWA WILL BE ANNOUNCING A NEW DATE FOR THIS LECTURE SOON. HERITAGE OTTAWA 2019 PHILLIPS MEMORIAL LECTURE The architecture of the Modernist movement once spoke of the future. Now the buildings of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s are past middle age. They need work — and a critical look. This problem of modern preservation is acutely important for Canada, which built many of its public buildings, schools and cultural facilities during the Modern period. How do…

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The Firestone Collection: An Evening with Brenda Firestone

February 21 - 19:00 - 21:00
Ottawa Art Gallery, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 0C5 Canada

Heritage Ottawa 2019 Phillips Memorial Lecture O.J. and Isobel Firestone were passionate collectors of Canadian art. In the early 1950s, they embarked upon a collection that would grow to more than 1,600 works by noted Canadian artists, spanning the modern era from 1890 to 1985. To complement their growing art collection, in 1960 Dr. Firestone worked with architects Sam Gitterman and George Bemi to design a landmark modernist home for his family in Ottawa’s Rockcliffe Park. Both the home and…

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