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Moving the Museum
Moving the Museum
Moving the Museum
Moving the Museum

Moving the Museum

264 pages
Published:   January 17, 2023
Non-Fiction  /  Indigenous  /  Art & Architecture
Hardcover:   9781773102023    $45.00
Published by Goose Lane Editions with Art Gallery of Ontario

Winner, Toronto Book Awards

Moving the Museum documents the reopening of the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art with a renewed focus on the AGO’s Indigenous art collection. The volume reflects the nation-to-nation treaty relationship that is the foundation of Canada, asking questions, discovering truths, and leading conversations that address the weight of history and colonialism.

Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 reproductions, Moving the Museum: Indigenous + Canadian Art at the AGO features the work of First Nations artists — including Carl Beam, Rebecca Belmore, and Kent Monkman — along with work by Inuit artists like Shuvinai Ashoona and Annie Pootoogook. Canadian artists include Lawren Harris, Kazuo Nakamura, Joyce Wieland, and many others. Drawing from stories about our origins and identities, the featured artists and essayists invite readers to engage with issues of land, water, transformation, and sovereignty and to contemplate the historic and future representation of Indigenous and Canadian art in museums.
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Wanda Nanibush is the Curator of Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Georgiana Uhlyarik is Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, and co-lead of the Indigenous + Canadian Art Department at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She works collaboratively with artists and curators from across the Americas and Europe and teaches art at York University and the University of Toronto. Her publications include Moving the Museum: Indigenous + Canadian Art at the AGO, Magnetic North: Imagining Canada in Painting 1910–40, Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak, Rita Letendre: Fire & Light, Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic, and Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry.


Winner: Toronto Book Awards


Moving the Museum is a timely and important book.” — Galleries West