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Cultivating Perspectives

For this program, curators from across the country representing cultural and regional diversities of Canada were invited to write about an artwork or heritage piece currently installed in the Senate of Canada Building. Providing a national context for the works, these curatorial essays extend the knowledge of the Senate’s collection to wider Canadian audiences from the perspectives of professionals in the art and museum field.

Together, the visual voices of the artists and the thoughts and contexts of the curators underline the importance and insights of creative expression in Canada and the many linkages to lives and lifestyles across our country.

Curatorial essays

The Honourable Renaude Lapointe, P.C.The Honourable Renaude Lapointe, P.C.

Five Stone Markers Five Stone Markers 

Bad Medicine Woman Bad Medicine Woman

Haida Beaver Haida Beaver

H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-Present H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-2022

Writing Desk Writing Desk

Senate MaceSenate Mace

The Honourable James Gladstone The Honourable James Gladstone

Portrait of a Native Girl Portrait of a Native Girl

Black RodBlack Rod

The Honourable Marianna Beauchamp JodoinThe Honourable Marianna
Beauchamp Jodoin

We All Have Something To DoWe All Have Something To Do

The Honourable Noël A. KinsellaThe Honourable Noël A. Kinsella

Hebron Series #2Hebron Series #2

Camerons of the YukonCamerons of the Yukon

Train Station BenchTrain Station Bench

Teasing The FoxTeasing the Fox

Native WomenNative Women

May Tea?May Tea?

Indian DrumsIndian Drums

Bronze PanelsBronze Panels

The Honourable Muriel McQueen FergussonThe Honourable Muriel
McQueen Fergusson

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