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.
November 29, 2008 - January 11, 2009
The AGW’s collection includes over 4000 works of art dating from around 1750 to present. Like most major public collections, it is an eclectic mix that reflects the diverse histories of art in a wide variety of media. Highly regarded throughout Canada for its undisputable masterpieces, especially by Canadian artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it is also the repository for many modest works that collectively tell the story of Canadian art.
From a local perspective, the collection tells us a great deal about Windsor and Essex County in the past. Often an artist’s rendering may be the only tangible evidence of a long forgotten historic building or event. And since most of the art has been generously donated to the Gallery by people in the region, the collection also functions as a record of changing taste and values.
Recent Acquisitions – including work by Mark Gomes, Jamelie Hassan, Ron Benner, Vera Frenkel, General Idea, Charles Meanwell and Scott Conarroe – shows some of the many works recently acquired, mainly through donations.