The Age of Enlightenment: The Pierre Conlon Book Collection

The Age of Enlightenment: The Pierre Conlon Book Collection

January 12 – April 15, 2017
Curator:  Renu Barrett, Archivist, Mills Memorial Library

This exhibition focuses on selected books donated to McMaster University Library by Professor Pierre Conlon (1924-2014), including rare editions by philosophers such as Voltaire, Rousseau, and Montesquieu. They are complemented by art from McMaster Museum of Art’s collection.

Reception: Thursday, January 12, 6 – 8 pm
Guest Speaker: Thursday, January 26,  6 – 8 pm
Tour and Bookwork Activity - Telling our stories:  February 11, 1 – 3 pm
Guided Tour followed by an accordion bookmaking activity for Hamilton Winterfest. FREE. Contact Nicole Knibb to register: or 905-525-9140 x.27576.


About the McMaster Museum of Art
Established in 1967, McMaster Museum of Art (MMA) is a public, non-profit, university-affiliated gallery situated in the heart of McMaster University campus. The MMA, which houses the University’s internationally recognized collection of approximately 6000 art objects and antiquities, presents exhibitions and provides public programs through scholarly research and interpretation.
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Admission is Free
Museum Hours: Tue/Wed/Fri 11am-5pm, Thu 11-7, Sat 12-5

Event Details

January 12, 2017 at 11:00AM until April 15, 2017 at 05:00PM

McMaster Museum of Art

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