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Friday, August 16, 2013

Women's art in settler society and Paul Kane - French River Rapids -- at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto

       Brushing It In the Rough:
Women, Art & Nineteenth-century Canada
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   Women’s art in settler society is showcased in ROM exhibition opening August 24

(Toronto, Ontario, August 13, 2013) – Continuing to highlight its strong Canadiana collection, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Brushing It In the Rough: Women, Art & Nineteenth-century Canada.

 This intimate display showcases the pictorial responses of three nineteenth-century women – Anna Jameson, a traveler; Susanna Moodie, a settler; and Alice Killaly, a native-born resident – to their Canadian experiences. Each woman produced art within society’s parameters and their stories reveal the circumstances behind the use of their talents for financial gain.

Augmenting the earlier works, the art of Ruth Abernethy provides a contemporary lens onto the role of women in settler society. The exhibit’s 23 works are displayed from Saturday, August 24, 2013 to Monday, February 17, 2014 in the Wilson Canadian Heritage Exhibition Room of the Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada, located on Level 1 of the ROM’s Weston Family Wing.

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AND   
Paul Kane - French River Rapids
New display further explores the relationship between
art history and archaeology

(Toronto, Ontario – August 13, 2013) The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents its newest rotation, an exhibit highlighting the art of Paul Kane, one of Canada’s most influential artists.

The exhibit is displayed in the Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada: First Peoples from August 24, 2013 to March 16, 2014. The rotation is inspired by the symbiotic relationship between art history and archaeology. 

The display brings together 32 artifacts on loan from Quetico Provincial Park and Archaeological Services Inc. along with Kane’s painting “French River Rapids”.  Additionally, the oil-on-canvas painting “Fishing by Torch Light” is shown in concert with Kane’s oil-on-paper field sketch of the same name. Comprising two sections, this exhibit focuses on two of Kane’s paintings.

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