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Indigenous Perspectives on Algonquin Park and Tom Thomson

September 30

Curatorial Talk
On the Land: Indigenous Perspectives on Algonquin Park and Tom Thomson


Saturday, September 30 | 11:30 am


at the McMichael


 A conversation with Christine Luckasavitch, a culture worker, historian and author of Algonquin and mixed settler heritage, about the land now known as Algonquin Park. Luckasavitch will discuss pre-contact and colonial histories of the area, as well as Thomson’s paintings of the park in the context of his life and posthumous mythology. Joining the conversation will be chief curator Sarah Milroy and Indigenous artist, scholar and educator Bonnie Devine.

Speakers: Christine Luckasavitch, Bonnie Devine and Sarah Milroy

Free with Gallery admission. Please RSVP to reserve your seat.

Tom Thomson (1877–1917), Moonlight and Birches, 1915, oil on wood panel, 22 x 26.9 cm, Gift of Mrs. H.P. de Pencier, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1966.2.

oil painting of leafless silver birch trees with an icy lake in the background

Spring in Algonquin Park, 1917, Tom Thomson (1877 – 1917), oil on paperboard, 21.2 x 26.7 cm, purchased in 1980