Past Exhibitions

A selection of previous exhibitions at the Lake of the Woods Museum and Douglas Family Art Centre. Click on an exhibit to learn more.

Miijim- Traditional Foods of the Lake of the Woods Anishinaabeg
Lake of the woods museum

MIIJIM: TRADITIONAL FOODS OF THE ANISHINAABEG

Miijim - food - and its importance to the body, mind, soul and heart of the Anishinaabeg.

Sep 01 - Nov 30, 2010
Lake of the woods museum

Bakaan nake’ii ngii-izhi-gakinoo’amaagooomin / We Were Taught Differently: The Indian Residential School Experience

This exhibit examines the Indian residential school experience, particularly two schools that were located in Kenora, Ontario.

Sep 01 - Nov 30, 2008
Lake of the woods museum

34th Annual Quilt Show – Presented by the LOW Quilters’ Guild

The Annual Lake of the Woods Quilters' Guild showcases the fine work of local quilters.

May 29 - Jun 22, 2019
Lake of the woods museum

SHIIBAASHKA’IGAN: HONOURING THE SACRED JINGLE DRESS

Shiibaashka’igan – the jingle dress, the healing dress, is sacred in the Anishinaabe culture. 50 dresses are on display.

Jul 01 - Oct 19, 2019
Aneita Gates FIXING THE WATER PUMP 2014 Watercolour 20" x 28"
Douglas family art centre

THE ARTISTS’ MUSE

This Grand Opening exhibition celebrates the artists from the region of Lake of The Woods.

Oct 20 - Jan 31, 2020
Douglas family art centre

GAA-NIGAANII ONIDAAWIZIWAD / LEADING ARTISTS

A celebration of the artwork of two local Indigenous art collectives formed in the 1970s.

Oct 20 - Dec 30, 2019
Douglas family art centre

THE GIFT OF ART

The foundational collection of Walter J. Phillips’ Lake of the Woods inspired art donated by the Douglas Family.

Oct 20 - Dec 30, 2019
Heather Shillinglaw retells her Metis family's oral history of the Carlton Trail through beadwork and textile installations.
Douglas family art centre

Heather Shillinglaw: WHISKEY SCRIP

Heather Shillinglaw retells her Metis family's oral history of the Carlton Trail through beadwork and textile installations.

Jan 09 - Aug 22, 2020
Michel St. Hilaire RECYCLED AIR 2018 Oil and Pencil on Panel 20.3 cm x 40.6 cm
Douglas family art centre

Michel St. Hilaire HIGH SPEED

Michel St. Hilaire's artwork is an expression of the intersection of human infrastructures with those of the natural environment.

Jan 16 - Jun 19, 2020
Lake of the woods museum

A Dip of a Paddle & the Stroke of a Pen: Maps of Lake of the Woods

The Lake of the Woods boasts over 14,500 islands and more than 105,000 kilometers of shoreline. Here the Museum presents...

Feb 11 - Oct 31, 2020
Lake of the woods museum

The Sounds of Summer

Whatever you called it— phonograph, gramophone, record player— they were a staple at camps on the Lake of the...

Jun 18 - Oct 31, 2020
Lake of the woods museum

Strike a Pose: Portraits from the Collection

Strike a Pose: Portraits from the Collection features over 60 of the most compelling and striking portraits from our...

Nov 17 - Mar 27, 2021
Douglas family art centre

From the Vault

FROM THE VAULT features a selection of artwork from the collection of the Lake of the Woods Museum.

Sep 11 - Dec 24, 2020
Cochrane_Ticinaagan detail.
Douglas family art centre

Cassandra Cochrane: Nindinawemaaganag: My Relations

Through the use of beadwork, sewing, printmaking, textiles, and ceramics, Cochrane encourages conversations about the contemporary Indigenous experience.

Jun 24 - Sep 05, 2020
Cheryl Wilson-Smith, 21 Pillows
Douglas family art centre

Cheryl Wilson-Smith: 21 Pillows

21 Pillows is an interactive installation by award winning glass artist Cheryl Wilson-Smith, which reflects on the human impact...

Aug 29 - Dec 24, 2020
Art in the Time of Corona
Douglas family art centre

Art in the Time of Corona

ART IN THE TIME OF CORONA is an exhibition celebrating the arts and its ability to help people process...

Oct 31 - Feb 27, 2021
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