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Early Days, New Directions for Indigenous Art at the McMichael, Virtual Curatorial Talk

January 21

Virtual Curatorial Talk
Early Days, New Directions for Indigenous Art
at the McMichael

Sunday, January 21 | 3 pm

The recent publication of Early Days, Indigenous Art from the McMichael signals the gallery’s commitment to center Indigenous voices in the curation and interpretation of Indigenous art in our collection. To support this intention, we’ve gathered a panel of exceptional Indigenous thinkers to discuss how museum practice can further the aspirations of Indigenous artists, curators, and cultural workers. Listen while they imagine a trajectory that will advance contemporary and historic Indigenous art at the McMichael today and into the future.


Barry Ace, Anishinaabe/Odawa, multidisciplinary artist
Dana Claxton, Wood Mountain Lakota, multimedia artist, educator and curator
Emily Laurent Henderson, Kalaaleq (Greenlandic), writer and curator
Lynn Hill, Haudenosaunee, curator


Bonnie Devine, Anishinaabe, artist, writer and educator

This free talk will be offered on Zoom. Registration required.

Dana Claxton (b. 1959), Headdress—Shadae, 2018, LED firebox with transmounted lightjet chromogenic transparency, 152.4 × 101.6 cm, Purchase 2020, BMO Financial Group, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 2020.5

Buy the book| Early Days: Indigenous Art from the McMichael

at the Gallery Shop