Fall Hours
NEW FALL & WINTER HOURS

IN EFFECT NOVEMBER 1, 2022 - APRIL 1, 2023

The Muse is introducing new fall/winter hours at both the Lake of the Woods Museum and the Douglas Family Art Centre!

Sunday - Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Wednesday: 11AM -5PM
Thursday: 11AM - 8PM
Friday - Saturday: 11AM - 5PM

Image: Walter J. Phillips, Autumn Leaves, watercolour on paper, 24.7 x 22.2 cm

Acknowledgement and Commitment Statement

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND COMMITMENT STATEMENT

We acknowledge that the land on which The Muse is set is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, territory covered by Treaty #3, signed in 1873, and the Treaty Adhesion signed by the Métis in 1875.

The Muse commits to embrace and live the values known as The Seven Grandfathers – respect, love, truth, bravery, wisdom, generosity and humility – values we all esteem. It is our commitment that we will, to the best of our ability, live out these values in our work and purposes so that we can build and strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities and individuals; represent their history and culture accurately and respectfully; involve their members in our work from a position of humility and an attitude of learning so that what we do and present here at the Museum and at the Art Centre will be honest and honouring.

Life Force
LIFE FORCE

CELEBRATING THE DYNAMIC ART OF RICHARD CALVER

Richard Calver (1946 – 2021) was an English-Canadian artist who was an innovator of his medium, linocut printmaking. With a highly identifiable style that is both illustrative and expressive, Calver attracts the eye with a dynamic energy and captures it in unparalleled detail. Through his contemplative disposition and naturalist ideals Calver has produced a body of work that is introspective and insightful, exploring who we are – within ourselves, to each other, and as beings of the natural world. The power of his work is in its ability to slow us down, make us study, and understand the greater workings of life.

On display at the Douglas Family Art Centre September 17 - December 24, 2022.

Piitwewetam: Making is Medicine
PIITWEWETAM: MAKING IS MEDICINE

AN ANISHINAABE FAMILY'S JOURNEY OF LOVE AND GRIEF

Piitwewetam: Making is Medicine is a commemorative art exhibition presenting work by the Gustafson family: Shannon, Ryan, Justine, and Jade. This exhibition honours their son and brother, Piitwewetam (Rolling Thunder), also known as the late Jesse Gustafson who travelled to the spirit world in 2015.

On display at the Douglas Family Art Centre September 24, 2022 - January 21, 2023.

Virtual Exhibitions
VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

ART & HISTORY FROM HOME

Now you can enjoy a bit of The Muse from the comfort of your home with our virtual exhibitions!

Research Stories
RESEARCH STORIES

LEARN ABOUT OUR LOCAL HISTORY

Did you know that we have dozens of research stories written by staff and volunteers over the years? Whether you are interested in sports, boats, buildings, industry, or something else, we're sure to have something to quench your thirst for knowledge!

Art Library
ART LIBRARY

AT THE DOUGLAS FAMILY ART CENTRE

We are excited to announce the addition of the Art Library at the Douglas Family Art Centre. Books are available for loan to Muse members, and for on-site reference for the general public.

If you are interested in donating books or have a research request, click the button below to learn more.

The Muse Blog
THE MUSE BLOG

FIND YOUR INSPIRATION

For the latest happenings at The Muse, interesting stories and artifacts from the region, and creative project ideas, visit The Muse Blog!

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Norval Morrisseau is the grandfather of the Woodland School style of art.

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