Murmurations: In the Company of Emily Carr

June 27 to September 14, 2014

The work of Emily Carr (1874-1945) is nationally respected for its pioneering of modernity in Western Canada. In her early career, Carr travelled to the United Kingdom to study art from 1899 to 1904, determined to expand her creative vision. Instead, her time there proved to be among the more challenging ordeals of her life, culminating in an 18-month hospitalization. Surprisingly, it became a formative point in her career, one where she resolutely declared her sense of her own Canadian as well as artistic identity. This project examines the London period through works by Carr and commissions and projects by major contemporary Canadian and international artists, including Louise Lawler, Mark Wallinger, and Charlotte Salomon.


A Vital Force: The Canadian Group of Painters

June 27 to September 14, 2014

This is the first major exhibition to focus on the Canadian Group of Painters, its “look” and its legacy. Organized and circulated by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queens University, the exhibition draws some 40 works, circa 1933 to 1953, from public and private collections across Canada. The Canadian Group of Painters represents a formative period in Canadian art. Its “vital force” was its engagement with modern life—in subject matter, artistic approach and social activity—against a background of the Depression, World War II, post-war reconstruction and the Cold War.

Adad Hannah

Sympathetic Magic

June 27 to September 14, 2014

The complex terrain of the real and imagined north is the focus of this exhibition of contemporary Canadian art. Canada has cultivated and maintained a strong symbolic connection with the north. This persists, despite ruptures in the national myth, and momentous environmental and social changes. Through diverse artistic perspectives, Sympathetic Magic considers ideas of nationhood, culture, and the environment. Participating artists include Raymond Boisjoly, Kevin Schmidt, Adad Hannah, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, and Ken Lum.

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Location & Hours

950 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Regular Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Free admission