Canadian Art

Championing public art in an era of bean-counters: Hume

The modern history of public art in Toronto began in 1984, the year the Canadian Airman’s Memorial was unveiled at University and Dundas. Better …

Street Art

Immortal Gatito

If she had been a hairdresser, or if she had slept with a young apprentice, it would have been different.<i>—The Deputy Public Prosecutor.</i><p>To translate the Gabrielle Russier case into American terms you would have to improvise a new society. First, every teacher and professor in the country, from …

Artists

Literary event listings, Nov. 20–26, 2017

<b>MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20</b><p><b>John Gallagher:</b> Launch his memoir, <i>Big League Babble On</i>. <b>Cadillac Lounge</b>, 1296 Queen St. W., Toronto. 6:30 p.m. Free<p><b>Steve Paikin:</b> …

Lifestyle (Canada)

'This is what we lost': Alberta artist honours missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls

Alberta artist Terry McCue was so moved the first time he heard about the REDress movement, he was inspired to come up with his own tribute to …

Indigenous Peoples

Former Presentation House Gallery finds new North Vancouver home

New Polygon Gallery opens with exhibition about history of North Vancouver<p>After nearly three decades in the making and a $20 million investment, the …

Canada

68 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Sunday, November 19

Looking for something to do on Sunday? <i>The Straight</i>’s got you covered. Here are 68 events happening in or around Vancouver on Sunday, November</b> …

Coast Salish

Artists paint murals to promote diversity in Edmonton LRT stations

'Hopefully they'll see them every day and get the messages over time'<p>Local artists are hopeful that the small brushstrokes they're making on the …

Street Art

50 things to do in Vancouver this holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Food, art, music, holiday cheer, neighbourhood celebrations, LOTS of shopping and plenty of fun free events for …

Christmas

20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: November 18 and 19

The weekend is here and we’re ready to let loose! Get out and have fun in Vancouver with our list of things to do this weekend, Saturday, November …

Vancouver

Wal-Mart earnings; Alberta, Quebec to present cannabis legislation

Noah Zivitz<p>Managing Editor, BNN<p>Follow|Archive<p>We’re getting a look this morning at how Wal-Mart, the world’s former undisputed retail leader, is …

Business (Canada)

German museum cancels Max Stern exhibit because of 'restitution claims'

The city museum in Düsseldorf, Germany has abruptly cancelled its upcoming exhibition of art dealer Max Stern’s life and work, leaving those devoted …

Canadian News

Free Press Head Start for Thursday Nov. 16

This morning<p>Bill Saunders<p><b>Hunted prisoner went home:</b> A young man being hunted by RCMP after a Mountie’s gun and van were stolen stumbled into his …

Canadian News

Plein air painting in Algonquin Park

Pen Lake, Algonquin Park, Ontario<p>Learning camping and plein air painting in the great Canadian outdoors<p><i>Guest post from writer and artist Victoria</i> …

Canada

'Spectacular' Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ sells for record US$450M at New York auction

NEW YORK — A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million at auction on Wednesday.<p>The painting, …

Canadian News

‘Anti-racist’ group takes credit for spray-painting John A. Macdonald statue

An anonymous group of "anti-colonial anti-racists" have taken credit for spray-painting the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in Place du Canada early …

Canadian News

Artwork for King Street pilot project creates 'window into the past,' designer says

Barriers to protect streetcar riders from traffic are decorated with art that reflects the neighbourhood<p>The Toronto designer of a new art project …

Toronto

New ‘landmark’ sculpture at Surrey rec centre to be crafted by Spanish artist - Surrey Now-Leader

SURREY — The Fraser Heights area will be home to a new “landmark” artwork created by a Spanish sculptor.<p>City council has approved a bid by artist …

British Columbia

Bridging the gap: museums bring unique solutions to social struggles

Canada’s Indigenous and immigrant populations are growing at rates not seen in generations, as was revealed by the release of the 2016 census numbers …

Canadian News

Flowers from the front: Pressed plants from World War One tell unique, emotional story

Amid the mud and death of the First World War, Lt-Col. George Stephen Cantlie found flowers blooming in the gardens, fields and hedges of war-ravaged …

Canadian News

Montreal’s ByDealers Auction House

A new Canadian auction house has teamed up with a selection of private galleries in Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec to sell historic works of Canadian …

Lifestyle (Canada)

WWI Soldier’s Moving Tribute To Daughter Turns Into Powerful Canadian Exhibit

A soldier's moving tribute to his baby girl during the First World War has been turned into a powerful exhibit at the Canadian War Museum in …

History

Passchendaele at 100: New exhibit looks at WW1 victory that haunts us still

'In the Mind's Eye' examines why we remember Passchendaele the way we do<p>"The more I think of our assault the more wonderful it appears, we were given …

Military History

Exhibit uses flowers to tell powerful stories of First World War

Every day without fail, from gardens and fields near the front lines of the First World War in Europe, Lt.-Col. George Stephen Cantlie picked flowers …

Canadian News

Edmonton Indigenous artist in residence honours Treaty 6 in final exhibit

Dawn Marie Marchand’s work tells story of Indigenous Edmonton<p>Every piece of art in Dawn Marie Marchand's final exhibit carries a hint to remind …

Indigenous Peoples

The Making Of 'Alias Grace,' A Margaret Atwood True-Crime Mystery

How "American Psycho" director Mary Harron brought a harrowing story of female servitude to Netflix.<p>If “The Handmaid’s Tale” is where we’re going, “Alias Grace” is where we came from.<p>So says Sarah Polley, the writer and producer behind the new Netflix adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel. The …

TV

Hidden Powers

Courtesy of Jan Thijs/NetflixEach episode of <i>Alias Grace,</i> a new television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel, ends with a haunting a cappella …

Liberal View

Year three of #YEGCanvas: 45 new artworks hit the streets

On a scale like no other initiative, #YEGCanvas unleashes local artworks into Edmonton, shifting the city’s least-green months into an open-air art …

Canadian News

Brownstein: Adam Miller — a new old master

From afar, the painting could almost pass as a Baroque classic. Streams of celestial light pouring down. Dramatic depictions of battle and romance …

Canadian News

'He has this huge following': Vancouver street artist's work to be featured in upcoming book

Ken Foster has been selling his paintings on Vancouver's streets for the past 20 years<p>A small crowd is gathering around Ken Foster, who is sitting in …

Vancouver

Harvey Weinstein sues his own company for documents to defend himself against claims of sexual abuse

Harvey Weinstein on Thursday sued his namesake company for documents — including emails and his personnel file — that he says can be used to defend …

Harvey Weinstein