Please join us for this ground-breaking, history making art exhibition by the National Gallery of Canada!
Van Gogh was not this big. Monet was not this big. Caravaggio was not this big! Nothing the gallery has ever done has been this big!!
188 art pieces by 82 Indigenous artists from 16 countries display contemporary Indigenous art that addresses social, political and cultural issues from around the world.
Full info on the exhibit: www.gallery.ca/sakahan/
Please come and join us for the OFFICIAL welcoming & opening for SAKAHÀN: International Indigenous Art Exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada!
Thursday May 16, 2013
Here’s what’s happening:
1-3pm Sacred Fire at Victoria Island with Peter Decontie
3pm Canoes to deliver Sakahán bundle to the river’s edge near the gallery
(This is where you come in!)
4pm Elder Albert Dumont (blessing/prayer) & Claudette Commanda (Sakahàn teaching) Ceremony with Indigenous Artists from around the world (Amphitheatre: outside in the front of the gallery)
5pm Sakahàn Exhibition opens (Galleries)
6pm Official Opening with the Director & Chair of the National Gallery of Canada, Chief Gilbert Whiteduck, Eagle River Drummers from Kitigan Zibi with Gabriel Whiteduck, Hoop Dancer (Rhonda Doxtator) in the Auditorium (break-out rooms with screens available)
7pm Tour the Sakahàn Exhibition (Galleries)
8pm After party with Inuit & Métis entertainment. Light refreshments will be served (Water Court & Terrace)
10pm after-after party tbd
For more information please contact Jaime Koebel, Sakahán Educator, National Gallery of Canada:firstname.lastname@example.org or 613 991-4610
This event is open and free to the public. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about Aboriginal issues – this is the place to be.