New art exhibit highlights Alberta's history and impact of racism

‘Inheritance’ will be open to the public at the Art Gallery of Alberta until May 1, 2022.

A new exhibit focused on racism in the province is now open at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

The AGA'S  ‘Inheritance’ exhibit features work from four artists from across Canada. Artists Deanna Bowen, Steven Nunoda, Adrian Stimson, and AA Bronson reveal their lived experiences with racism and explore the history of oppression through their own family ties.

Artists draw attention to the impact of racism throughout the history including Canada’s Residential School System, the KKK in Alberta and the internment of Japanese Canadians.

Cathrine Crowston is the executive director of the AGA and hopes the exhibit will offer not only opportunity for discussion but the chance to learn.

 

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