The Art Canada Institute

invites you to

Kent monkman

La création d’un chef-d’œuvre


Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 7:00 p.m. (Lecture)

[En anglais seulement]

Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory of Music


Kent Monkman’s epic 2019 two-painting commission for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Great Hall, mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People), was a historic moment, both for his career and for spotlighting Indigenous and Canadian art on the international stage. Monkman’s achievement was heralded as « stupendous » (New York Times), « sure to alarm and educate » (The Observer), « a masterpiece » (Maclean’s), and « works that turn conventional Western art history on its head » (artnet News). For the first time in a live interview the artist will reveal how he used the techniques of a modern atelier to create monumental paintings that boldly address North America’s legacy of colonialism while referencing, subverting, and critiquing Western art history.


Tickets can be purchased at the Koerner Hall Box Office or online here.


ACI Benefactors will receive a complimentary ticket for this event. Please email:


A limited number of complimentary tickets have been reserved for students as well as First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. To reserve a complimentary ticket please contact:


Lisez Kent Monkman: Sa vie et son œuvre par Shirley Madill [disponible en français].


Copies of the ACI book Revision & Resistance: mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be available for sale at the event. Learn more about the publication here.






In conversation with Sara Angel
Founder and Executive Director of the Art Canada Institute



The Art Canada Institute acknowledges its benefactors whose generous support has made this event possible: BMO Financial Group, Sobey Foundation, McCarthy Tétrault, Partners in Art, Cowley Abbott, and KPMB Architects.

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