Totems and Trees: The Passions of Emily Carr
Saturday, March 24
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Part of Art Encounters
Professor of Art History at the University of Guelph, Gerta Moray is the author of Unsettling Encounters, First Nations Imagery in the Art of Emily Carr, the definitive publication about the artist’s relationship with the First Nations. In this encounter, Professor Moray will explore how Emily Carr’s chosen subject matters, First Nations totem poles and the trees of the West Coast rainforest, reflected her search for a personal, local, and national identity as much as her investigation of new forms of artistic expression.
After a short break, the lecture will be followed by a gallery walk focusing on Carr’s paintings currently on view at the McMichael.
At 2:00 p.m., watch a special screening of Winds of Heaven: Emily Carr, Carvers and The Spirits of The Forest. Emily Carr’s biopic directed by Michael Ostroff is free with gallery admission to complete this day dedicated to this iconic West Coast artist.
general public: $25
McMichael members: $20
Registration required by March 9.