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150 YEARS | 150 WORKS: CANADIAN ART AS HISTORICAL ACT

150 YEARS | 150 WORKS: CANADIAN ART AS HISTORICAL ACT

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May 2, 2018 to May 2, 2023

Online | Quartier des Spectacles Book

Online from May 2, 2018, until May 2, 2023.

Three years in the making, "150 Years | 150 Works: Canadian Art as Historical Act" brings together the work of more than 150 artists and will be online for five years.

The virtual exhibition "150 Years | 150 Works: Canadian Art as Historical Act" present art as an integral part of Canada’s social and political history. It looks at Canada through works that have in some way shaped or changed the country’s history over the past century and a half.

Most but not all of the works in this panorama are presented according to their year of production: here and there, diverging from chronological order serves to recast historical relationships and challenge traditional perceptions. Drawn from the collections of major museums, university galleries and private collections, the exhibited works include both well-known icons and little-known surprises. Brief texts discuss each one and interpret the context in which it was made. Supplemental descriptions and images provide a deeper understanding in some cases.