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Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art


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Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by McMichael Canadian Art Collection Chief Curator, Sarah Milroy Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art tells the story of one family’s visionary engagement with Canadian and Indigenous art, braiding together works by early European newcomers like Cornelius Krieghoff; titans of Canadian 20th century art, the Group of Seven, Tom Thomson, David Milne and Emily Carr; a rich display of works by the Quebec Impressionists, as well as Automatiste painters Jean Paul Riopelle and Paul-Émile Borduas; and works by trail-blazing artists of today, including contemporary Indigenous artists Kent Monkman, Brenda Draney, Brian Jungen and Annie Pootoogook, as well as leading international artist Peter Doig. A recurring theme in the exhibition is the North Atlantic, its role in history, and its impact on artists’ imaginations. Exhibition runs until October 27, 2024 Image Credit: Kent Monkman, Study for “mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People): Resurgence of the People,” (Final Variation) (detail), 2019 acrylic on canvas 107.3 x 213.4 cm Collection of the Sobey Art Foundation © Kent Monkman

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