It’s an odd irony: grand new art galleries are opening across the west just as the digital age ushers in unprecedented access to art from the comfort of our sofas. more

Sep 7, 2016 12:03 PM ART APPRECIATION

Barbara Kruger, "Untitled" (SmashUp), 2016

Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

The neoclassical rotunda in the Vancouver Art Gallery is nothing if not stately, and it’s here, as part of "MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture," that viewers can find the exhibition’s boldest statement about the intersection of art and text. more

Apr 29, 2016 8:27 PM ART APPRECIATION

Going behind the scenes in museums and galleries is always fascinating, especially for those with pack-rat tendencies and historical interests. Even small collections are worth many millions of dollars; a misstep could easily prove disastrous. more

Jan 7, 2016 9:53 PM ART APPRECIATION

Frederick Sandys "King Pelles' Daughter Bearing the Vessel of Sangreal" 1861

Promised gift from the Lanigan Collection, Photo © NGC

Back in Saskatoon, Lanigan soon began acquiring Pre-Raphaelite art, mainly drawings. His collection is so impressive the National Gallery of Canada is showing 100 of the works, the bulk of the collection, from Oct. 9 to Jan. 3. more

Sep 21, 2015 8:23 PM ART APPRECIATION

"Vida y Obra del Generalísimo don Ignacio de Allende"


A popular tourist attraction in San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city in central Mexico, is an unfinished mural by one of the country’s most celebrated artists, David Alfaro Siqueiros. more


"Mist Fantasy"

Photo: Trevor Mills.

You might doubt that Douglas Coupland – The. Ultimate. Arbiter. Of. Cultural. Cool. – would be interested in an almost-forgotten series of fusty landscape prints that once populated Canadian schools, government offices and military bases. more


It was one of the largest public art projects in Canadian history. Between 1942 and 1963, a series of more than 100 silkscreen prints by 54 of the country’s top artists – including members of the Group of Seven and their associates. more


"Domination of the World"

Photo by Andre Morin.

“We are at a moment of re-evaluation of culture,” says Beloufa, whose show, Counting on People, opens Nov. 8 at the centre’s Walter Phillips Gallery. more

Sep 26, 2014 11:02 AM ART APPRECIATION

From "Holding Our Breath"

Photo by Henri Robideau, grunt gallery.

Adrian Stimson’s installation "Sandbox" is chilling. The Saskatoon-based artist, a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation in southern Alberta, has created an ordinary-looking children’s sandbox. more

Sep 14, 2014 9:56 PM ART APPRECIATION

Six students from the University of Manitoba’s fine arts program – Jonathan Pylypchuk, Adrian Williams, Drue Langlois, Marcel Dzama, Neil Farber and Michael Dumontier – founded the Royal Art Lodge collective in 1996. more

Aug 27, 2013 12:00 AM ART APPRECIATION


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