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.

Canada Day
OPEN
CANADA DAY

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

What better way to celebrate Canada Day than to spend a few hours exploring national and regional art and heritage? Plan a visit to The Muse this July 1st, and celebrate with us!

Image: Dominion Day celebrations at Rideout Park, 1915 - Carl G. Linde

35th Annual Quilt Show
THE QUILT SHOW IS BACK!

35TH ANNUAL LAKE OF THE WOODS QUILTERS GUILD QUILT SHOW ON NOW

The Muse is pleased to welcome back the Lake of the Woods Quilters Guild. After a two year hiatus, they will be returning to the Lake of the Woods Museum with their 35th annual show.

Always a crowd-pleaser, this exhibit features the work of members of the local guild which they have completed since the last exhibition. Their hand-pieced and quilted and/or machine quilted works range from full-size bed quilts, to wall-hangings, table runners, clothing, etc. It is always a spectacular show of creativity and skill.

On display at the Lake of the Woods Museum June 14 - July 16, 2022.

Hope and Healing Canada
HOPE AND HEALING CANADA

AN INSTALLATION BY TRACEY-MAE CHAMBERS

Since 2021, Chambers has been traveling across Canada and the USA creating site specific art installations at residential school historical sites, cultural centres, museums, art galleries, and other public spaces. The installations are created using large pre-made crochet and knit pieces made with red yarn. These projects entitled #hopeandhealingcanada and #hopeandhealingusa aim to broach the subject of decolonization with viewers.

On display at the Douglas Family Art Centre from May 12 to August 21, 2022.

Power of Place
POWER OF PLACE

WALTER J. PHILLIPS & MELISSA JEAN

Power of Place brings together the work of Internationally acclaimed artist Walter J. Phillips (1884–1963) and local artist Melissa Jean (1975–) to showcase the powerful beauty of Lake of the Woods.

On display at the Douglas Family Art Centre from April 14 to July 9, 2022.

Image: Melissa Jean, Power of Place, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 121.9 cm, Collection of the artist.

Summer Hours
SUMMER HOURS

Open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week!

From July 1 to August 31, both the Lake of the Woods Museum and Douglas Family Art Centre will be open 7 days a week, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Image: Motorboat Parade in Kenora Bay, 1914 (Colourized Postcard) - Carl G. Linde

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!

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!

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.

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Eddy Cobiness, Norval Morrisseau, and Carl Ray are three members of the Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated, also known as the Indian Group of Seven are from the region of Lake of the Woods.

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