Art Windsor-Essex respectively 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 Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Inuit Sculptures at Windsor International Airport
November 27, 2009 - December 13, 2012
Visitors will get a taste of Canadian culture when they pass through the newly renovated Windsor International Airport. Four large stone sculptures of Inuit drummers, arctic hares, walruses, and polar bears will be displayed on long-term loan from the AGW’s permanent collection.
The AGW began collecting Inuit art in the 1950s. “We are fortunate to have a major collection of rare, early works by important Inuit artists in the AGW collection. We are delighted to be able to share them with visitors to the airport, especially those visiting Windsor who may not have had the opportunity to visit the Gallery,” says Cassandra Getty, AGW Curator of Historical Art. “We are delighted to partner with the airport and look forward to collaborating in the future on displays by Windsor artists and children’s art. The goal is to provide busy travellers with an idea of what Windsor has to offer and to entice them to visit the AGW.”
On a daily basis, the Windsor International Airport handles an average of 330 passengers, travelling to and from Windsor. In addition, friends, family, visitors and tenants of the airport are now able to enjoy the exhibit while they wait. “Airports are about connecting people and what a better way to connect people than through art. Our partnership with the AGW supports our vision as a gateway to our community” states Federica Nazzani, President and CEO of Windsor International Airport.