“We called this show Early Days for several reasons: one is the early days of humans on this continent, there were of course no settler people here and the legacies that are in this show are continuation of very, very long standing millennial cultural traditions that are still going on today…” Sarah Milroy, Chief Curator, McMichael
After a long winter of closings, we are now seeing some doors re-opening. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is open again for public visits. Their current exhibition Early Days: Indigenous Art at the McMichael takes a look at the institution’s “long and proud history of collecting Indigenous art” including “the vanguard of artists coming of age in the ‘60s, 70s and 80s” like Robert Houle and Norval Morrisseau. For this show the McMichael “gather the remarkable artworks together, and the stories that go with them, in a six-month celebration of these powerful legacies.”
Watch the McMichael’s Chief Curator Sarah Milroy speak on the exhibition and enjoy a teaser walkthrough of the stunning show which includes the much loved Woodland style of Norval Morrisseau.
The exhibition runs until June 6, 2021. More information on Early Days here.
NOTE ON COVID PROTOCOL: Currently, the McMichael requires visitors to pre-register for a time slot (click here).
View available works for purchase at KRG by Robert Houle and Norval Morrisseau.
IMAGE: The McMichael Canadian Art Collection (source link)