This year we recognize the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. While for some it is a time for celebration, it is also a time to reflect on a history marked by achievements and discoveries as well as conflict and colonization.
This exhibition presents over 100 works of art that act as markers for important moments in Canada’s history. Not depictions or documents of specific people or events, the works show how artists interpret and represent the world and how their ideas and images can hold meaning in new contexts. As such, the AGA’s Canadian History Project is not a complete visual history of Canada, but an accumulation of stories and associations between artworks and Canadian moments since the 17th century.
Visitors are invited to participate and contribute their own stories.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta; curated by Catherine Crowston. Presented by Capital Powered Art, an exhibition series sponsored by Capital Power Corporation.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Edmonton Community Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
Cette initiative est rendue possible grâce au Fonds communautaire pour le 150e anniversaire du Canada, qui est une collaboration entre la Fondation Communautaire d’Edmonton, les fondations communautaires canadiennes, le gouvernement du Canada et des leaders extraordinaires de l’Atlantique au Pacifique à l’Arctique.