2019 Hart House Centennial Commission
Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero are the recipients of the 2019 Hart House Centennial Commission at the University of Toronto
Hart House at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce that the artist team Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero are the winners of the 2019 Hart House Centennial Commission. The commission is a collaboration between Hart House and the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, of which Hart House is a founding member. The completed work will be unveiled at a special 100th Anniversary Gala on November 12, 2019. It commemorates Hart House’s 100th anniversary as a student-focused centre at the University of Toronto where it plays a pivotal role as a diverse and inclusive gathering place.
The landmark commission will see a major public sculpture entitled Adoopoowiningemuh Waabandizo (seeing yourself at the table) transform the historic Great Hall. This permanent work seeks to acknowledge the history, narratives and people who came before us; to honour the land upon which we live and work today; and to imagine other possible futures for generations to come, from an Indigenous perspective.
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For more information about the unveiling gala, and other centennial events and initiatives taking place throughout the year, please visit harthouse100.ca.
Hart House Great Hall
Title and Page Image: Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero. Courtesy of the artists.