SAKAHAN: International Indigenous Art - One of the National Gallery of Canada's most ambitious contemporary art exhibitions to date

Help create one of the exhibition's artworks
Marie Watt is one of the artists creating a new work which will be on display at the NGC for Sakahn. Entitled Blanket Stories: Seven Generations, Adawe, and Hearth, her ambitious installation will be arranged into multiple columns, reflecting the Indigenous teaching of seven generations. Members of the public are invited to trade a blanket and share their story with the artist, who will incorporate their contribution into the installation.In exchange, donors will receive a limited edition print from the artist. For details on how to donate your blanket and story to the Gallery, visit gallery.ca/sakahan.

Sakahn: International Indigenous Art the catalogue
The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue which will feature essays by the curatorial team, members of the advisory committee, and invited authors. Published by the NGC, the catalogue will be available in May 2013 at the NGC Bookstore and online atwww.ShopNGC.ca.

Connect with Sakahn: International Indigenous Art
The NGC regularly publishes information about the exhibition on its social media networks. To find out more, connect with: Facebook:
www.facebook.com/nationalgallerycanada
Twitter: @gallerydotca
#NGCsakahan

Admission to Sakahn: International Indigenous Art
Free with general admission to the NGC Collection: $12 adults, $10 seniors and students, $6 youth 12-19, and $24 families (2 adults and 3 youth). Free admission at all times for NGC Members and children under 12. Free admission Thursdays from 5 pm to 8 pm. For more information, call 613.998.8888 or 1.888.541.8888.

About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art. The Gallery also maintains Canada's premier collection of European Art from the 14th to the 21st century, as well as important works of American, Asian and Indigenous Art and renowned international collections of prints, drawings and photographs. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played a key role in Canadian culture for well over a century. Among its principal missions is to increase access to excellent works of art for all Canadians. To do so, it maintains an extensive touring art exhibition programme. For more information: www.gallery.ca




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