April 5, 2017

Norval Morrisseau and the McMichael

New exhibit explores artist’s relationship with the gallery

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection presents Morrisseau at the McMichael, an exhibition dedicated to Indigenous artist Norval Morrisseau. The exhibit explores his close working relationship with the McMichael and displays works commissioned by the gallery in 1979, during the Anishinaabe artist’s three week residency in the Tom Thomson Shack. The show runs until August 20, 2017. Read more about the exhibit here.


Read Norval Morrisseau: Life & Work by Carmen Robertson to learn more about his lasting impact on the Canadian art scene as the Mishomis (grandfather) of contemporary Indigenous art.

Norval Morrisseau, Observations of the Astral World, c. 1994, acrylic on canvas, 236 x 514 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

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