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Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art

Feb 12 - May 23

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David Milne (1882–1953), Gray Billboards, c. 1912, oil on canvas, 61 x 50.2 cm, Collection of Frank and Debbi Sobey, © Estate of David B. Milne

Generations

The Sobey Family and Canadian Art

February 12 to May 23, 2022

About the Exhibition

Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art will tell the story of one family’s visionary engagement with Canadian and Indigenous art, braiding together works by early European newcomers like Cornelius Krieghoff; titans of Canadian 20th century art, the Group of Seven, Tom Thomson, David Milne and Emily Carr; a rich display of works by the Quebec Impressionists, as well as Automatiste painters Jean Paul Riopelle and Paul-Émile Borduas; and works by trail-blazing artists of today, including contemporary Indigenous artists Kent Monkman, Brenda Draney, Brian Jungen and Annie Pootoogook, as well as leading international artist Peter Doig. A recurring theme in the exhibition is the North Atlantic, its role in history, and its impact on artists’ imaginations.

Generations is timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Sobey Art Award, which has had a groundbreaking impact on the visibility and vitality of contemporary artmaking across Canada. This nationally touring exhibition will celebrate that milestone, demonstrating the range and depth of the Sobey family’s engagement with Canadian art, and their prescient and visionary leadership in the cultural sector—a gift to Canada like no other. 

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James Wilson Morrice (1865–1924), Umbrellas on the Beach, Brittany, 1896, oil on panel, 33 x 23.5 cm, Collection of Donald and Beth Sobey

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Kent Monkman (b. 1965), Study for “mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People): Resurgence of the People,” (Final Variation), 2019, acrylic on canvas, 107.3 x 213.4 cm, Collection of the Sobey Art Foundation, © Kent Monkman

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Tom Thomson (1877–1917), Moonlight, c. 1915, oil on canvas, 88.9 x 72.4 cm, Corporate Collection, Stellarton, NS

Details

Start:
Feb 12
End:
May 23
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Venue

10365 Islington Ave
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J1C0 Canada
Phone:
1(905) 893-1121

Organizer

McMichael
Phone:
905.893.1121
Email:
info@mcmichael.com
Website:
https://mcmichael.com/

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