A Tale of Two Faculties

Competing Visions of Art at the University of Regina 1950-1980

December 20, 2012 - February 24, 2013


The presentation of The Synthetic Age: Fine Arts Faculty at the University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada provides an ideal opportunity to reflect on the history of visual arts education in Regina. A Tale of Two Faculties looks back at the formative years from 1950 to 1980, when competing visions of art made the University the centre of a heated debate about the future of arts education and its relationship to society at large.

Top image:
Bob Boyer (Canadian, 1948 – 2004), I should have gone to Bismark, but I went to the rodeo instead, 1989, pastel on paper, 77 x 112 cm. MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina Collection.