Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Opening Reception: Fall 2023 Exhibitions

A program of:
The Children Have to Hear Another Story and The Performance of Shadows

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Join us at the Art Museum to celebrate the opening of two fall exhibitions: The Children Have to Hear Another Story at the University of Toronto Art Centre (in University College) and The Performance of Shadows at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (in Hart House). Opening remarks will take place at 6:30pm at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and at 7pm at the University of Toronto Art Centre.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

About the Exhibitions
A survey of Abenaki filmmaker, artist, and activist Alanis Obomsawin’s five-decade career, The Children Have to Hear Another Story celebrates the breadth of Obomsawin’s lifework. The exhibition brings together a comprehensive selection of her films, prints, music, and archival documents demonstrating her remarkable achievements and passionate pursuit of pedagogy and activism that have mobilized and contributed to the inexorable resurgence of Indigenous voices and ideas, and led transformational change in Canada and internationally.
Organized by Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, and the Vancouver Art Gallery, in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada and through the generous support of Canada Council for the Arts and CBC/Radio-Canada. This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.
The Performance of Shadows explores intuition as a condition of consciousness. Featuring works by Betye Saar, Tim Whiten, and Erika DeFreitas, the exhibition considers the artists’ various approaches involving phenomenology, spirituality, and political engagement presenting expansive understandings of existence.The exhibition is presented in partnership with the School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba with the generous support of Michael F. B. Nesbitt.

Title and Page Image: Alanis Obomsawin, Sigwan, 2005. Super 16 mm, colour, sound, 13 min. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.


Program Archive

Feature Past Programs