Art Museum at the University of Toronto
The Art Museum at the University of Toronto is an interdisciplinary arts hub that offers new encounters with diverse artistic and cultural perspectives. Comprising two galleries located just a few steps apart, the Art Museum brings together the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House and the University of Toronto Art Centre at University College and is one of the largest gallery spaces for visual art exhibitions and programming in Toronto. It is a vital cultural resource and destination for the general public and the arts and academic communities worldwide.
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3
University of Toronto Art Centre
15 King’s College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7
The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery will be closed until March 24 2017.
Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience
January 26 – March 4, 2017 University of Toronto Art Centre
A project by Kent Monkman
Kent Monkman's exhibition Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience ushers in Canada’s Sesquicentennial in 2017 at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.
Kent Monkman’s new, large scale project takes the viewer on a journey through Canada’s history that starts in the present and takes us back to a hundred and fifty years before Confederation. With its entry points in the harsh urban environment of Winnipeg’s north end, and contemporary life on the reserve, the exhibition takes us all the way back to the period of New France and the fur trade. The Rococo masterpiece The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard is reinterpreted as an installation with Monkman’s alter ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, in a beaver trimmed baroque dress, swinging back and forth between the Generals Wolfe and Montcalm.
After premiering at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, this large scale exhibition will travel across Canada over the next two years. A catalogue is forthcoming in the fall of 2017. It will be published in English, French, and Cree.
Kent Monkman, The Bears of Confederation, 2016. Acrylic on canvas. 76" x 136". Collection of Michelle Bilodeau and Matt Kingston.