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Visitors study art from the Punctured Landscape exhibition at the Art Museum of the Americas
Winnipeg curator Kegan McFadden gives a tour of Punctured Landscape at the Art Museum of the Americas. Photo: Rafa Cruz
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Canada Council Art Bank sends thought-provoking exhibition to Washington

In 2017, the Punctured Landscape exhibition opened at the Art Museum of the Americas. It was the largest exhibition of artworks by Canadian artists in the museum’s history.

Sharing a different perspective on Canada

Punctured Landscape presented a collection of some of the most important contemporary works from the Canada Council Art Bank. Together, the 17 included pieces presented challenging events in Canadian living memory, from the Oka crisis to the Ecole Polytechnique massacre. The exhibition turned a critical eye on Canada’s history, with a special focus on Indigenous issues.

Canadian art gets international exposure

The 17 works were on view at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington during the spring and summer of 2017, showcasing Canada’s creativity to the U.S. and the world. The artworks invited American and international viewers to reconsider their understanding of Canada’s history, legacy and potential future direction by depicting prominent moments of social inequities and unrest across the span of Canada’s history.

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