Fonds 2-1997; 1-1998; 3-2001 - Brandon Art Club fonds

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Brandon Art Club fonds

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CA MCK 2-1997; 1-1998; 3-2001

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  • 1904-1993, predominant 1960-1970 (Creation)

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1.2 m textual records

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The Brandon Art Club was founded in November 1907 and operated in an art studio on the top floor of the Brandon College Women's Residence. The club appears to have been the creation of Miss. H. Hancock, who became the Director of the Department of Art at Brandon College c. 1907. The club moved to larger facilities made available at the First Methodist Church. It remained there until sometime during the Great War when the club relocated to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church and then in 1921 to the Prince Edward Hotel. The club's first public art exhibitions were held at the Prince Edward Hotel. Art classes were held for the first time in 1928. In 1968 the Brandon Art Club merged with the Allied Arts Center, which had been formed in 1959. The Allied Arts Center was located at 1036 Louise Avenue. In April 1984, the Allied Arts Center was moved to new facilities at the Arts Center of Western Manitoba, 638 Princess Avenue. In 1989, it became the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, and began to function as a "professional, regional art gallery." The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba relocated to 2-710 Rosser Ave. c. 2001.

Custodial history

These records were created at different times between 1907 and 1993, and remained in the possession of the administration of the above mentioned organizations until May 2001, when they where donated to the McKee Archives.

Scope and content

This fonds contains administrative records, minutes, personal files, correspondence, newsletters, photographs, summary of collections and exhibits, scrapbooks, programs, submitted papers, and other miscellaneous records. All are a record of the growth and evolution of the Art Club, its administration, and of the art community in Brandon.

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N/A as of May 2001.

Associated materials

Related material: The A.E. McKenzie Company fonds (RG 3 MG 1, 1.3)located in the McKee Archives contains some records, primarily correspondence and minutes, relating to the Brandon Allied Arts Council.

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  • English

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