Artful Musing

ARTFUL BLOGGER: Groundbreaking Aboriginal art exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada


Bentwood Chest by Charles Edenshaw, ca. 1870 (Canadian Museum of Civilization Collection)

The National Gallery of Canada, for the first time in its history, has a solo exhibition of historical art by an Aboriginal artist.

In recent years, there have been solo shows by 20th century Aboriginal artists such as Norval Morrisseau, Carl Beam, Daphne Odjig, and Robert Davidson, but never one from the 19th century or earlier.