The Gallery is open 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.

deer illustration

Nyle Migizi Johnston, detail from Connecting With Our First Family, 2018, copyright 2018

Connecting with our First Family

May 5 - September 30, 2018

Located in the Community Gallery of the Weston Family Learning Centre.

This exhibition is free to the public.

Public Opening
May 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Free to all visitors

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

This past year, the AGO launched a distance learning series with schools in remote and rural parts of Ontario in collaboration with TakingITGlobal, an organization devoted to empowering youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. TakingITGlobal’s Connected North program has partnered with Indigenous artist Nyle Miigizi Johnston at Miigizi Creations to develop an Ojibwe language and education resource kit called Connecting With Our First Family. The AGO is hosting the exhibition to facilitate relationship building and future learning opportunities.

This project supports students and educators in the process of understanding the Anishinaabe Nation, with the aim of strengthening Indigenous identity and culture as well as encouraging Ojibwe language revitalization and community development. Art stimulates our senses and invites us to expand our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Images can capture our imagination and draw us into a given moment, into particular emotions and into a deeper state of curiosity. Nyle Miigizi Johnston invites you to discover the stories that each animal reveals.


ARTWORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION

moose illustration

Nyle Migizi Johnston, detail from Connecting With Our First Family, 2018, copyright 2018

Moose
frog illustration

Nyle Migizi Johnston, detail from Connecting With Our First Family, 2018, copyright 2018

Frog
otter illustration

Nyle Migizi Johnston, detail from Connecting With Our First Family, 2018, copyright 2018

Otter

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