Looking Forward, Looking Back: A Visual Exploration of Canada’s Relationship with Canada’s Indigenous People

Date/Time

Saturday Feb 10, 2018 to Saturday Apr 7, 2018
01:00 PM until 05:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Description

The Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) is celebrating the grand opening of Withrow Common, a new event space on the Exhibition Place grounds, with an inaugural art exhibition: Looking Forward, Looking Back: A Visual Exploration of Canada’s Relationship with Canada’s Indigenous People. The exhibition is a two-part examination of Canada’s relationship with its Indigenous Peoples through the lens of our country’s Prime Ministers. In looking back, the exhibit features an overview of 29 Canadian Prime Ministers in photographs and documents, which together create a moving historical narrative of the country’s dichotomous relationship with the Indigenous Peoples in the 150 years since Confederation. As the journey continues, visitors are presented with the “way forward” and understanding of the Indigenous response to the past, exploring themes of resilience, family, unity, community and political conflict. Featured artists include: Carl Beam, Shirley Cheechoo, Irene Avaalaaquiaq Tiktaalaaq, Christian Morrisseau, Kris Nahrgang and Cecil Youngfox. The Prime Ministers’ collection is on display in Toronto courtesy of the Marskell Family and THEMUSEUM of Kitchener, Ontario. Withrow Common Gallery Hours: Thursdays: 6 - 9pm Saturdays: 1 -5pm

Cost

FREE

Location

View map Withrow Common
200 Princes' Blvd.
Toronto, ON

Additional Information

Sponsor

Canadian National Exhibition Association

Phone

416-263-3836

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