Traces of History

Art Gallery of Windsor
Look Again! Celebrating the AGW Collection at 75 Years

November 2018
Opening Reception: November 30th, 7 - 10 pm

Three years ago, the AGW team made a multi-year commitment to showcase the Gallery's Collection to provide opportunity for sustained engagement in learning about art in Canada and to support visitor experience and student learning. With its grand salon wall of historical art, and thematic galleries of modern and contemporary art in many media, and in-gallery learning kiosks, the project has been a resounding success. We are thrilled to launch its next iteration. This exhibition continues to profile themes of Canadian Heritage and the Land and Portraiture and the Body, and celebrates the historical collections leading to the 20th century. This time we will enrich these topics with more diversity and feature new acquisitions, many of which expand the Gallery's ongoing commitment to cultural diversity. For the student and teacher experience we continue our commitment to supporting the Ontario Provincial Curriculum in our menu of seven programs serving grades K-12 and continue enriching the teachers' website with these offerings. At 75 years this exhibition will include many of your favorite works and those which have truly defined the Gallery's collection as high quality - Prudence Heward, Emily Carr, members of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. Notably enriched in this exhibition is the Gallery's continuing commitment to Indigenous histories, especially in the Great Lakes basin, for example important works by Bonnie Devine, Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig and Angus Trudeau. The AGW collection - it's your resource to enjoy and share with family and friends, colleagues and peers. A special thank you is extended to our remaining multi-year exhibition sponsors who include The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, The Graybiel Family, Mary and Bud Weingarden, Jennifer and Sean White and Teppermans. Thanks are also extended to Education Sponsors Bill & Rochelle Tepperman and Sharon Cassey.Co-curated by Catharine Mastin and Chris Finn.