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

Canadian and Indigenous Art: From Time Immemorial to 1967

In these transformed galleries, the remarkable stories that have shaped our land are told through art. Beginning with art from 5,000 years ago, and ending with 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 Ceremonial 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.

The Making of the new Canadian and Indigenous Galleries


Thursday, June 15, 2017 Monday, September 4, 2017


National Gallery of Canada Indigenous and Canadian Galleries
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

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