Exhibitions

Canadian and Indigenous Art: From Time Immemorial to 1967

15 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2022

Canadian and Indigenous Galleries – A100 to A114

In these transformed galleries, the remarkable stories that have shaped our land are told through art. Beginning with art from 2,000 years ago, and ending with the emergence of abstract painting in 1960s Canada, this presentation features masterpieces of Canadian and Indigenous art. See renowned works by artists such as Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, Norval Morrisseau and Daphne Odjig, as well as new acquisitions, including works by James Wilson Morrice and the stunning Hunting Coat by an unknown Naskapi artist. Also on view are thematic displays that explore the magnetic north, inhabited landscapes, Canadians abroad, and the emergence of Inuit art: a true testament to the rich and multifaceted Canadian experience.

Unknown (Inuit Artist), Man in Kayak, c. 1900–60, ivory, red and black plastic?, and black thread, 9.8 x 42 x 20 cm approx. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo: NGC

Prudence Heward, Girl on a Hill, 1928, oil on canvas, 101.8 x 94.6 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo: NGC

Tom Thomson, <em>Sunset Sky</em>, 1915, oil on grey wood pulp board, 21.6 x 26.7 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo: NGC

Tom Thomson, Sunset Sky, 1915, oil on grey wood pulp board, 21.6 x 26.7 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo: NGC