Grand opening of new Robert Langen Art Gallery

Oct 5, 2016 - 7:00 to 9:00
Robert Langen Art Gallery, main floor, Waterloo campus Library

Event sold out!

Featuring Surface Tension, with artists Eve Egoyan and David Rokeby

Performance at 8 p.m.

Join us for the grand opening of the Robert Langen Art Gallery’s new home in Laurier’s Waterloo campus Library.

We will be transforming the new Langen Gallery space into an immersive art experience, allowing guests to enjoy a stylish, sophisticated party while experiencing the cutting edge work of two of Canada’s premiere artists: pianist Eve Egoyan and visual artist David Rokeby.

Egoyan and Rokeby will be on hand introduce their sound and video installation Surface Tension, the gallery’s inaugural show in the new space.

We look forward to celebrating this bold new chapter for the gallery together with artists, students, faculty members, and community leaders from a diverse range of backgrounds.

A new chapter for the Robert Langen Art Gallery

Opening in the fall of 2016, the gallery’s new physical home in the Waterloo campus Library encompasses approximately 1,800 square feet and features a main gallery designed to double as a multi-functional, multi-use student learning and events hub.

In addition to gallery exhibitions, the new facility is designed to host a wide range of student and community events, such as concerts, theatrical performances, film screenings, workshops, author readings, receptions and other cultural events.

The space will also soon include a gift shop that will spotlight original art and crafts, and will feature other creative forms and outputs by various artists, authors and musicians, including members of university community and the extended Laurier family.

The Robert Langen Art Gallery (RLAG) has played a vital role at Wilfrid Laurier University since its opening in 1989. As the university's visual arts centre, the gallery exists to provide knowledge, stewardship, appreciation and enjoyment of Canadian art and culture to members of the Laurier community and to the community at large.

In May 2015, the university announced plans to integrate RLAG into the Laurier Library’s organizational structure. The move addressed a recommendation in Laurier’s Integrated Planning and Resource Management initiative to transform the gallery.