THE McMICHAEL CANADIAN ART COLLECTION
January 28 to April 22, 2012
This winter and spring, the McMichael celebrates the artistic, cultural,and natural aspects of the tree with two breathtaking exhibitions, a variety of programs, and special installations. As part of this project, the McMichael presents the exhibition, The Tree: Form and Substance, which provides an exciting opportunity for us to connect the gallery's interior spaces with our newly invigorated outdoor spaces and forested landscape, for the very first time. In conjunction with our own exhibition, the gallery also presents The Tree: From the Sublime to the Social, organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery; an exhibition that considers the tree as a subject in art from the early twentieth century to the present. The tree has been used as a symbol for all of nature and its overwhelming beauty; it is a powerful signifier of Canada's national identity as well as the individual's struggle against the wilderness; and currently, it even serves as a reminder of our precarious ecological position.
Stephen Weir, Publicist
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