The world-renowned Royal BC Museum in Victoria is hosting a new exhibition on Canada’s greatest woman artist Emily Carr. The exhibition focuses on Carr’s early years before she emerged on the national scene in 1927, and draws on the Royal BC Museum’s extensive Carr collection.
“The Other Emily: Redefining Emily Carr” is the first-ever exhibition to focus on her life before she became famous. Included in the show are twenty of her masterpieces, including a painting recently acquired by the museum and put on display for the very first time, rarely-seen sketches and drawings, manuscripts and personal diary accounts.
To complete the “Emily experience” related presentations and activities are offered throughout the run of the exhibition, including children’s art activities like the “I-Spy Emily: Kids’ Workshops” during Spring Break.
Emily Carr was born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1871. She first studied art in San Francisco and later spent time on further studies in England and France. She was heavily influenced by landscape and First Nations’ culture in BC and Alaska. She connected with the famous Group of Seven in the 1920′s and developed a long and valuable association with the Group, who later called her “the Mother of Modern Arts”. Emily Carr died in 1941 and is interred in the Ross Bay Cemetery, facing the Pacific Ocean in Victoria. Tours of the cemetery are available year round.
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