Day: April 15, 2021

Arts and Culture

The World’s Largest Collection of Inuit Art

On March 27, the Winnipeg Art Gallery will open its Qaumajuq center to the public. It’s a $52.4 million addition to the firm’s downtown headquarters that includes a stunning exhibition of Inuit art.
According to the gallery’s director, Stephen Borys, the new section of the museum is meant to honor Inuit art while also acknowledging the colonial history and moving forward in the atmosphere of reconciliation and integration.
The center, whose name translates to “brightness” in Inuktitut, houses over 10,000 Inuit pieces from the WAG’s collection that had previously been overlooked and confined in storage.
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Arts and Culture

Toronto’s Contact Photography Festival Expands Exhibition Area

In May, the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Toronto. Over the years, the festival has benefited tens of thousands of artists. It even set a new record of 1.4 million visitors two years ago.
Although the pandemic had a significant effect on last year’s festival, it went on as planned, with most of the events taking place online. Only about a third of the 186 activities took place in the real world.
Darcy Killeen, the festival’s executive director, said the festival’s appeal is its diversity and inclusiveness. The festival’s goal is to demonstrate that everyone can put on …

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