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August 16, 2017

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Canadian + Indigenous art come together

A revamped space opens at Ottawa's NGC

In its largest undertaking since 1988, The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) has re-envisioned the space to include an integrated Canadian and Indigenous gallery. The new exhibition area, which opened on June 15, presents close to 800 works from the NGC’s own collection alongside loans of historical Indigenous sculptures and objects by Inuit, Métis, and First Nation artists. Algonquin elders were consulted on how to properly welcome new objects; two Indigenous Advisory Committees were established to provide expertise on interpretation, display protocols and community engagement. More than 50 gallery texts were produced or translated in 17 Indigenous languages. Canadian and Indigenous Art: From Time Immemorial to 1967 will run through June 15, 2018. Among the highlights is a mid-19th-century Ceremonial Coat by a Naskapi artist. Adults $15; youth aged 24 and under and full-time students $7. gallery.ca.

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