Unapologetic [McMaster Museum of Art]

McMaster Museum of Art presents:

Unapologetic: Acts of Survivance

January 12 – March 25, 2017
Curator: Rhéanne Chartrand

Carl Beam
Bob Boyer
Robert Houle
Gerald McMaster
Shelley Niro
Ron Noganosh
Jane Ash Poitras
Edward Poitras
Pierre Sioui
Jeff Thomas
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

This exhibition presents selected works of critical acclaim from the 1980s by eleven foundational contemporary Indigenous artists. As provocateurs, these artists declared that the lack of Indigenous representation in major arts institutions across Canada was symptomatic of a broader historical and on-going indifference for Indigenous peoples. These artists—and many others of their generation—(en)acted survivance by directly renouncing colonial dominance, tragedy, and the victimization of Indigenous peoples by asserting Indigenous presence through their art. As visual storytellers, their work stands as both evidence of and a means of cultural survival + resistance = survivance.

Reception: Thursday, January 12, 6 – 8 pm
Curator's Tour: Tuesday, January 31 at 12:30 pm
Curator's Talk: Thursday, February 2 at 7 pm
Panel Discussion and more events: TBA


About the McMaster Museum of Art
Established in 1967, McMaster Museum of Art (MMA) is a public, non-profit, university-affiliated gallery situated in the heart of McMaster University campus. The MMA, which houses the University’s internationally recognized collection of approximately 6000 art objects and antiquities, presents exhibitions and provides public programs through scholarly research and interpretation.

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Alvin A. Lee Building
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1280 Main St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6
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Admission is Free
Museum Hours: Tue/Wed/Fri 11am-5pm, Thu 11-7, Sat 12-5

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, March 25, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:30 to 13:30
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:00
McMaster Museum of Art 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario