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Gardiner Friends Exclusive Preview

Wed February 15, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gardiner Friends are invited to join us for a sneak peek of our latest special exhibition, Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary. Enjoy complimentary refreshments between 11 am and 3 pm, and a tour by curator Karine Tsoumis at 1 pm. “Ask Me” docents will be available from 3 pm – 6 pm to answer questions about the exhibition. Remember, as a Gardiner Friend you can bring unlimited guests free of charge!

To RSVP for the tour at 1 pm, email rsvp@gardinermuseum.com.

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About Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary

Canadian ceramist Janet Macpherson is widely acclaimed for her technically complex use of slip-cast porcelain in the creation of intricate animal forms. Some are curious, hybrid creatures, often diminutive in scale, wrapped, bandaged or masked. Others are full-sized and true to life. In Macpherson’s bestiary, animals stand in for the complexity of human experience. Janet Macpherson: A Canadian Bestiary is an unprecedented group of installations where the artist uses her unique visual language to convey a very personal view of Canada. Through four immersive installations that include sound design by Justin Haynes and Janet Macpherson, and video projections by Renée Lear, Macpherson revisits moments in Canadian history and questions commonly-held conceptions about the North, identity, and our relationship to landscape. This exhibition was commissioned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.