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Canadian Exhibitions

Cindy Sherman (b. 1954), Madame de Pompadour (née Poisson) soup tureen and stand, 1990, made by the Ancienne Manufacture Royale de Limoges Artes Magnus, New York, MMFA, Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection. Photo MMFA Christine Guest.

The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON Karine Giboulo: Housewarming                                                                                 

October 20, 2022 - May 7, 2023                                                                                                                                                                                      Evoking a “world both familiar and uncanny," Housewarming is comprised of 500 miniature polymer clay figures by Karine Giboulo. The installation reimagines Giboulo’s home, immersing the viewer in playful, provocative narratives. Click here to learn more about the exhibition and to find out more about Giboulo’s work, read an interview here.

Winnipeg Art Gallery @ The Park, Winnipeg, MB Commemorating Our Connections: Walter J. Phillips

November 12, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Did you know that many of Phillips’ artworks were conceived to be or later used as Christmas cards and greetings? Featuring works from the Assiniboine Park Collection and WAG-Qaumajuq collections, Commemorating Our connections explores the numerous ways artists have made objects that signify the importance of togetherness within communities. Click here to learn more.

University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Toronto, ON The Sister Arts: Fashioning the Victorian Luxury Book

January 23, 2023 - April 28, 2023
Luxury book manufacturing provided Victorian women with roles in the book arts including positions such as illustrators, engravers, designers, compositors, and publishers. Highlights of the exhibition include decadent Belles Lettres editions, and the Klemscott Chaucer, widely agreed to be the most beautiful book ever printed in English. 
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Dundas Museum & Archives, Dundas, ON, Valley of the Dolls

February 6, 2023 - May 6, 2023
“Eerie” (according to at least one viewer) and remarkably comprehensive, Valley of the Dolls tells the provenance and history of 300 historic dolls resurfaced from the depths of the Dundas Museum and Archives collections.
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Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON Radical Stitch

February 11, 2023 - May 28, 2023
Radical Stitch examines Indigenous beadwork through various contemporary and transformative contexts involving different beading techniques, materials, and objects. 
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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, QC Parall(elles): A History of Women in Design

February 18, 2023 - May 28, 2023
Focusing on the important contributions American and Canadian women have made towards the world of design, Parall(elles) showcases almost 250 art works and objects from various art mediums and encourages an expanding understanding of what constitutes design. Click here to learn more.

Craft Council BR Gallery, Vancouver, BC The Chorus

February 23, 2023 - April 20, 2023
The Chorus is a series of weavings containing morse code messages that signal Cassandrian prophecies about our endangered environment. Each weaving is meant to represent the Chorus in a Greek tragedy and when hung, the weavings appear like banners or scrolls on plinths, “resembling sunlight streaming through stained glass windows.” 
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Centre for Craft, Halifax, NS

The Centre for Craft is Nova Scotia’s only public gallery that aims to celebrate craft through exhibitions, courses, and craft workspace year-round. Upcoming: the intriguingly titled My Mind Digs in the Soil Like a Turtle by Indigenous mixed media artist Heather Shillinglaw  Click here to learn more.

International Exhibitions

Roth Bar installation, St Moritz, Switzerland. Photo courtesy of the Roth Bar.

Musée d’art Modern de Paris, Paris, France, Anni and Josef Albers Donation

September 16, 2022 – June 25, 2023
This exhibition features 57 works donated by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. The exceptional collection represents every technique and material used by Anni and Josef: weaving, drawing, photography, painting and a variety of printing processes. 
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Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, Africa Fashion

July 2, 2022 - April 16, 2023
Featuring garments from over twenty African countries, Africa Fashion celebrates the richness and diversity of Africa’s history and culture through fashion, photographs, textiles, music, and visual arts from the mid-twentieth century to present day. 
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Hauser & Wirth, St Moritz, Switzerland, Roth Bar

December 9, 2022 – September 9, 2023
Hauser & Wirth is home to an iteration of the Roth Bar, an installation first initiated in 1997, evolving ever since, manifesting in new locations and employing site specific materials. The Hauser & Wirth Roth Bar, with its rich texture of material culture, is both a work of art and a fully working venue for socializing, music, readings and talks. 
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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA Decorated Paper: A Selection of Publications in Watson Library

January 5, 2023 – April 18, 2023
Step into the world of library treasures from the Watson Library: Decorated Paper showcases paste paper, the block-printed papers of Japan and Southeast Asia, and the various methods of marbling paper in the West, Japan, and Turkey. 
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Bard Graduate Center, New York, New York, USA Staging the Table in Europe 1500 – 1800

February 17, 2023 – July 9, 2023
Staging the Table explores the gloriously illustrated books that provided direction on meat, fish, and fruit carving to the servants of the upper class. 
To complete the visual feast, carving knives, forks, and rare table linens are displayed alongside the culinary books. Click here to learn more.

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK, Mirror Mirror: Reflections on Design at Chatsworth

March 18, 2023 – October 1, 2023
Co-curated with Glenn Adamson, Mirror Mirror features objects commissioned by generations of the Devonshire family in relationship to designs by contemporary artists, creating connections with the garden and the architecture, the interiors, ceramics and furniture of the house. 
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The Canadian Society of Decorative Arts/ Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs was formed, with the generous support
of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, to provide a forum for all those interested in the decorative arts.
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