Canada on Canvas
|February 2, 2013 10:00 am||to||May 5, 2013 4:00 pm|
Organized by the Winnipeg Art Gallery
Celebrating aspects of Canada’s painting traditions by highlighting the works of some of this country’s most esteemed painters including Emily Carr, Lawren Harris and Jean-Paul Riopelle.
Canada on Canvas spans approximately 130 years celebrating aspects of Canada’s painting traditions by highlighting the works of some of this country’s most esteemed painters, including Emily Carr, Lawren Harris and Jean-Paul Riopelle. Curated by Andrew Kear, it draws extensively from an important private collection of Canadian painting, on generous long-term loan to the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
With a selection of exemplary pieces rarely seen by the public, the loaned collection spans an impressive range, from notable 19th century genre scenes, to defining early landscapes by the Group of Seven, and outstanding canvases by abstract painters from Québec. The exhibition features forty works that fall under one or more of three thematic areas: people, place and paint.
Canada on Canvas has been organized by the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Free admission supported by IBM.
Sunday, 3 February 2013, 2 – 4 p.m. Free
Join us for refreshments, live music and an exclusive viewing of the exhibition.
Guided Tour (in French / en français)
Saturday, 2 March 2013 and Saturday, 21 April 2013, 1:00 p.m. Free
Tour of the exhibition led by Anik Glaude, Curator, Varley Art Gallery.
Close Encounters of the Art Kind
The Varley Art Gallery is happy to present, a two-part series of fun and interactive gallery discussions. While exploring Canada on Canvas with gallery staff, visitors will come face to face with a variety of artworks of various subject matter and styles. Emphasis will be placed on how to observe and to talk about the paintings on view. Part I will focus on landscape and portraiture, while Part II will explore abstraction.
Part I: People and Places
Thursday, 28 March 2013, 7 p.m. Free
Part II: Paint
Thursday, 11 April 2013, 7 p.m. Free
Guided Gallery Tours
Every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Free.