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Current Exhibitions

Quill Boxes from Mnidoo Mnising

Anishinaabe women have made and sold quill boxes since the early nineteenth century. Made from birchbark and sweetgrass, these extraordinary boxes are elaborately decorated in complex designs worked in porcupine quills. This exhibition presents sixteen quill boxes made by artists from Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island): Delia Bebonang, Josephine Bondi, Linda Kimewon, Maime Migwans, Marina Recollet and Evelyn Toulouse.

In Dialogue

Raymond Boisjoly, Raven Davis, David Garneau, Carola Grahn, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Amy Malbeuf, Peter Morin, Nadia Myre, Native Art Department International (Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan), Krista Belle Stewart, Nicole Kelly Westman
 
In Dialogue is an exhibition structured as a conversation. It features the work of twelve First Nations, Métis and Sami artists. As the exhibition’s organizer, John G. Hampton, says, this gathering of work embraces the “tumble of connections and contradictions that constitute contemporary Indigenous identities.” Hampton hopes to generate dialogue that will undermine monolithic and uncomplicated understandings of Indigeneity by offering multiple perspectives and by creating spaces for new understandings to arise.