405 Picassos donated to Saskatoon museum in Canada

The Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation has donated 405 Picasso prints worth $20 million to the Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan. The donation, called the largest of its kind in the province’s history, was announced Tuesday in Saskatoon. The new art gallery is being built… Read More

Guerrilla Art on Toronto’s Downtown Advertising Pillars

“This weekend, cARTographyTO replaced ads in Astral Media “Info” Pillars with art-maps created by Toronto residents and local artists. This site-specific art, donated by over 30 concerned citizens (and supported by many times more), offers new possibilities for these spaces, and information about the surrounding… Read More

Canadian Arts Groups Camp Out

“Founded in a surge of national cultural enthusiasm that began in the 1950s and 1960s and peaked in the 1970s, Canadian performance groups are often housed in heritage buildings that were repurposed for their use in the 1970s and 1980s. Apart from new roofs, wheelchair… Read More

Fake Chinese art scam in Canada

“When a woman in British Columbia responded to an ad boasting great deals on art work in a Vancouver-based Chinese buy-and-sell publication, she wasn’t doing it to become an art aficionado. Instead, she was hoping to resell a work by a renowned Chinese contemporary artist… Read More

Julien Mier – Watercolour Sky

Global Yodel contributor Stuart Langfield is responsible for this AMAZING official music video for Julien Mier‘s “Watercolour Sky,” from his upcoming EP, When Will You Wake Up. I will be out on King Deluxe, August 6th. Its a trippy, cinematic journey through the countryside where… Read More

Twenty artists delve into the relationship between humans and animals

Montreal – Some fifty works that are bound to spark a highly topical discussion of the human-animal relationship are in the spotlight in Zoo, the summer show at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, set to run until September 3. This group exhibition contains pieces… Read More

David Attenborough’s “The Tribal Eye”

Fascinating series of documentaries about tribes and the artefacts that they create as part of their beliefs, written and presented by David Attenborough. It was first transmitted in 1975. In seven parts: “Behind the Mask” documents the crafting of traditional West-African Dogon tribal headgear and… Read More

Dimanche – Oscar-nominated short

Check out Dimanche (“Sunday”) – by young Quebec animator Patrick Doyon. This film is one of the Oscar nominees for Best Animated Short this year. Check out his other short, Square Roots here. Dimanche is a funny and stylish portrait of mid-century Quebec with a… Read More

The Museum of Inuit Art

The Museum of Inuit Art

January 20th, 2012 | Canada, Inuit, Museums

Experience art made by Inuit living in Canada in a setting designed to evoke the landscape of the Arctic – right in the cultural heart of Toronto. MIA is the only museum south of the Arctic devoted exclusively to the display of Inuit art from… Read More

Totem pole carver revives dying art

“Totem pole carving was once a thriving tradition passed on through the generations. But when David Boxley tried to learn the craft there was nobody left alive to teach him. A member of the Tsimshian tribe from Alaska, he began researching the lost art, visiting… Read More