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December 6, 2021

© Reclining Woman on Leopard Skin, 1927. Oil on wood. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Gift of Samuel A. Berger © 2010 Artists Rights Society

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Art to “fall” for

Fall art roundup

Man Ray, African Art and the Modernist Lens at the MOA, October 29 through January 23, explores the evolving perception of African objects as artifacts to fine art. It features 50 photos from the ’20s and ’30s by American Man Ray, as well as some of the original objects featured.

Nunavik North of 60, October 16 to March 24, at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, focuses on art from small Inuit communities above the 60th parallel on the Ungava Peninsula in Northern Quebec. It features 30 sculptures by both men and women from the ’50s to the early 2000s.

El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa is on at the ROM October 2 thru January 2. Ghanaian-born Anatsui is famous for his colossal wall sculptures made with discarded objects like bottle caps. The exhibit, which later moves to the US, includes 60 pieces.

The AGO will host Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts during its sole Canadian stop November 20 to April 3. It includes 200 works of art - jewellery, tapestries, thrones and weapons - made for India’s great kings from the 18th century to the mid-20th.

From September 24 to January 2, the MMFA presents Rouge Cabaret. An exhibit devoted to German Otto Dix, it includes 220 works by the artist and World War I and II soldier. Dix was denounced from the Nazi regime for his - terrifying and beautiful - portrayals.

Al-Mutanabbi Street Broadside Project, now thru November 27 at The Rooms, consists of 130 broadsides (handcrafted news posters that are put up quickly on streets) commemorating the 2007 bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street, the heart of Baghdad’s literary community.

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