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Kent Monkman Exhibit: Shame and Prejudice, a Story of Resilience

January 26, 2017 - March 4, 2017

Art Museum Press Release – January 2017 – KENT MONKMAN EXHIBIT


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Major Kent Monkman exhibition Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience organized by the Art Museum at the University of Toronto for Canada’s Sesquicentennial in 2017

Kent Monkman’s new, large scale project takes the viewer on a journey through Canada’s history that starts in the present and takes us back to a hundred and fifty years before Confederation. With its entry points in the harsh urban environment of Winnipeg’s north end, and contemporary life on the reserve, the exhibition takes us all the way back to the period of New France and the fur trade.

Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Public opening: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Public Lecture: Wednesday, February 1, 4:30 – 6 pm
Kent Monkman presents the annual “R. K. Teetzel Lecture in Art” at UC 140. The lecture will be followed by a reception at the University of Toronto Art Centre.

Curatorial Tour: Saturday, February 4, 2 pm
Kent Monkman leads a curatorial tour of the exhibition.


Kent Monkman, The Bears of Confederation, 2016. Acrylic on canvas. 76" x 136". Collection of Michelle Bilodeau and Matt Kingston.

Kent Monkman, The Bears of Confederation, 2016. Collection of Michelle Bilodeau and Matt Kingston.

Kent Monkman, Cash for Souls, 2016. Acrylic on canvas. 48” X 72”.

Kent Monkman, Cash for Souls, 2016.


Kent Monkman, Death of The Virgin (After Caravagio), 2016.



January 26, 2017
March 4, 2017
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