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The variety of programs we offer range from experiential to educational to artistic. It can be a solo endeavor or a group activity, from visiting our new online gallery or our art gallery in person to attending an art opening. Or perhaps you want to attend a lecture or take part of a historic walking tour, there is something for everyone!

Current Exhibition - Malka's Place: A Journey into a Surreal World

A solo exhibition of photographic montages by Joyce Wilson

July 16th - August 27th

Architectural Foundation Gallery

The Architectural Foundation is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Malka’s Place: A Journey into a Surreal World by Joyce Wilson. The  opening reception with the artist and Malka Belzberg, the inspiration for this exhibition, will be held on Friday, July 15th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Architectural Foundation Gallery. 

The photographs in this exhibition were inspired by a visit to Malka’s Place. Joyce stepped into a world of unearthly delights like nothing she had seen before. As Joyce explored, she began to dance with her camera, discovering textures and light on weathered walls, capturing abstractions, and documenting stories. Combining her photographs of textures and patterns and portions of Malka’s artworks, Joyce created photomontages to create art that transcends the descriptive. Her images are intended to challenge viewers to focus on provocative and unsettling truths present in Malka’s life and art and in today’s world. Stories accompanying the art appear in the book Malka’s Place which will also be on display with copies for sale in addition to the art.

Image:  Love

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