january, 2023

28jan(jan 28)11:00 am15mar(mar 15)5:00 pmThe Collectors’ Cosmos: The Meakins–McClaran Print Collection(january 28) 11:00 am - (march 15) 5:00 pm 4350 Blackcomb WayEvent Type:Art EventAdmission Type:Ticketed


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The Collectors’ Cosmos: The Meakins–McClaran Print Collection provides a glimpse into the making of what became one of the foremost private collections of European prints in Canada. Built over the course of four decades, the core of this collection comprises a wealth of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish prints. Drs. Jonathan Meakins and Jacqueline McClaran recently donated a significant portion of these works to the National Gallery of Canada, thus doubling the holdings of early Dutch and Flemish prints in the national collection. This generous gift advances the study of early Northern European printmaking, and includes an impressive number of print series depicting seasons or months of the year, times of the day, planets, elements, animalia and more. These works enrich our understanding of the role played by prints in Early Modern Europe, illustrating humanity’s quest to make sense of the world and find order in chaos.

This touring version of The Collectors’ Cosmos at the Audain Art Museum in Whistler features over 170 works and includes prints by such notable European Masters as Rembrandt van Rijn, Hendrick Goltzius and Jacob van Ruisdael.


January 28 (Saturday) 11:00 am - March 15 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm


Audain Art Gallery

4350 Blackcomb Way

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