Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Canadian Art Associations in the 19th Century
January 17, 2004 - May 16, 2004
Upcoming exhibitions developed out of the AGW’s Permanent Collection include a display of works by artists associated with 19th century artist groups, such as the Ontario Society of Artists (established 1872) and Royal Canadian Academy of Art (established 1880). Selected artists include Lucius O’Brien, Otto Jacobi, and Homer Watson.
Throughout the 19th century, artists established such groups as a means of encouraging commissions for their members, and to support the growth of an organized art scene and a ‘Canadian’ sensibility in art. Artists often donated work as a condition of membership, and these resulting collections have provided invaluable contributions to arts institutions, such as the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
Over the past two years, the Permanent Collection has expanded significantly, acquiring approximately 300 new works of art annually. Recent acquisitions include works by artists Marcel Dzama, John Scott, Roland Poulin, Yousuf Karsh,and Norval Morrisseau, which will be displayed at the Gallery within the next two years.