300,000 – the number of people to view Gilbert and George’s Heady, borrowed from McMaster University’s collection for the Tate Modern’s recent touring Gilbert & George retrospective exhibition, 2007-2008
26,706 – McMaster Museum of Art attendance in 2008.
6000 – approximate number of works of art in McMaster University’s collection. (Works of art not currently on display may be viewed by appointment – just ask!)
4783 – the number of works on paper in McMaster’s collection (including prints, watercolours, photographs, and drawings)
1875 – the approximate number of coat hangers used by artist David Mach in the creation of his sculpture Likeness Guaranteed, on permanent display in the McMaster Museum of Art staircase
Gustave Caillebotte, Voiliers au Mouillage sur la Seine, à Argenteuil, 1883, Oil on canvas, Gift of Herman H. Levy O.B.E. Collection of McMaster University.
300 – the number of articles, reviews and announcements published in the media about Über das Wasser: Gustave Caillebotte the Kunsthalle Bremen touring exhibition including McMaster University’s painting Voiliers au Mouillage sur la Seine, à Argenteuil, 1883
185 – the number of works of art in the Levy Collection of Impressionist and Post Impressionist art, donated in 1983-85 by Hamiltonian Herman H. Levy O.B.E, a celebrated collection including masterpieces by Monet, Pissarro, Courbet and van Gogh
75 – the number of works of art acquired by McMaster University in 2008
37 – the number of articles and announcements in the media about the current exhibition Allyson Mitchell: Ladies Sasquatch published within 3 days of the exhibition opening. (Another review published today!)
16 – the number of exhibitions to be presented at the McMaster Museum of Art in 2009
9 – the number of staff at the McMaster Museum of Art
1 – the number of curatorial writing awards received for a McMaster Museum of Art publication in 2008 (for Robert Houle: Troubling Abstraction) from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries
- Rose Anne Prevec, McMaster Museum of Art