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Art in Canada Essay
Read a fresh perspective on the art in this land.
Published to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the commemorative volume Art in Canada by Marc Mayer offers a new way of looking at the history of art in our country. In his essay, the former Director of the National Gallery of Canada explores the ways in which art reflects shared history and helps shape identity, while also raising thorny questions on the role of art in Canada.
This online essay is taken from the Art in Canada publication, featuring 150 full-colour illustrations of works of art made in Canada, and available at the Gallery’s Boutique.