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.

Douglas family art centre

Mundus adaptat: Ione Thorkelsson

Mundus adaptat brings together 9 exquisite cast-glass pieces by leading Canadian glass artist Ione Thorkelsson.

Jul 15 - Sep 17, 2022
Douglas family art centre

Nakatamaakewin: Bringing art to you

Nakatamaakewin is a mobile exhibition of Inuit art organized and circulated by the Winnipeg Art Gallery / Qaumajuq. Here...

Sep 09 - Sep 10, 2022
Randolph Parker, Shoal Lake Elm Tree, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 101.6 x 76.2 cm / 40 x 30 in, N 49º 30' 22.24" W 95º 02' 32.59"
Douglas family art centre

Modern Explorer: Randolph Parker

Modern Explorer: Randolph Parker captures Lake of the Woods through 42 striking landscape paintings paired with GPS coordinates.

Jul 01 - Sep 10, 2022
Douglas family art centre

Gail Konantz: A Life & Love of Art

A Life & Love of Art is a celebration the life and work of painter and longtime summer resident...

Jul 19 - Aug 15, 2022
Colourful watercolour painting by artist, Rita Winkler, of herself and her family dog titled "Andy and Me"
Douglas family art centre

My Art, My World: Rita Winkler

My Art, My World is an exhibition featuring 28 colourful watercolour paintings by Rita Winkler, a young woman with...

Jun 16 - Jul 23, 2022
Quilt depicting the flower Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan) on a dark background.
Lake of the woods museum

35th Annual Lake of the Woods Quilters Guild Quilt Show

After a two year hiatus, the Lake of the Woods Quilters Guild is back with their 35th Annual Quilt...

Jun 14 - Jul 16, 2022
Douglas family art centre

Power of Place: Melissa Jean & Walter J. Phillips

Power of Place is an exhibition featuring Lake of the Woods inspired artwork by Walter J. Phillips and Melissa...

Apr 16 - Jul 09, 2022
Douglas family art centre

One is Part of the Whole

One is Part of the Whole brings together the art of artist and retired art educator, Pippi Johnson, and...

Apr 16 - Jun 25, 2022
A picture of a log on the forest ground with a black and white sneaker stepping on it.
Lake of the woods museum

A Walk in the Wilderness

A Walk in the Wilderness is an Early Years Community Project that invites educators to venture outside and discover...

Jun 09 - Jun 11, 2022
Photo of a tikinagaan (cradleboard) featuring traditional beading, placed on a backdrop of cedar branches.
Lake of the woods museum

Dakobinaawaswaan / Baby in a Cradleboard

Dakobinaawaswaan (Baby in a Cradleboard) gathers more than 50 cradleboards from Indigenous communities across Turtle Island (North America).

Mar 15 - Jun 05, 2022
Ivan Eyre, Untitled (crop), 1981, Crayon on paper, 75.7 x 53.1 cm, Collection of the Pavilion, Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Douglas family art centre

Ivan Eyre: Persona

Persona is an exhibition featuring a selection of Ivan Eyre’s figure drawings that explore character – known, generated, and perceived.

Feb 01 - Apr 09, 2022
Douglas family art centre

Itee Pootoogook: Hymns to the Silence / ᐊᐃᑏ ᐳᑐᒍᖅ: ᐱᓰᑦ ᓂᖃᑐᓕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ

Itee Pootoogook: Hymns to the Silence features more than 50 drawings from the late artist in the first full-scale...

Feb 01 - Apr 02, 2022
“C.P.R. Depot. Kenora” The Kenora train station was built in 1899 and was designed by the CPR Engineering Department. Local brick and stone was used in its construction. While the lower level of the station was essentially a rectangular structure, it is the elaborate roof that makes the building so striking.  In 1921, when there was a need for expansion, rather than add to the existing building and in doing so, disturb its balanced symmetry, a one and a half storey express office and lunch room building was constructed to the east.
Lake of the woods museum

The Golden Age of Postcards: From the Collection of Rob McInnes

The Lake of the Woods Museum is pleased to have worked with Rob McInnes in curating this exhibit which...

Feb 03 - Mar 05, 2022
Two students from Beaver Brae Secondary School ACE program holding and looking at cameras outside in the winter during their the Intro to Digital Photography class.
Douglas family art centre

Student Photo Exhibition

This exhibition features digital photographs taken by ACE and AASP program students, under the guidance of the Nee-Chee Friendship...

Dec 11 - Dec 24, 2021
Douglas family art centre

Nancy Bergman: Somewhere in the Sky

Somewhere in the Sky is an exhibition by art-quilter Nancy Bergman that examines the symbolism of circles in nature.

Oct 01 - Dec 24, 2021
Douglas family art centre

Ruth Cuthand: Beads of Truth

Beads of Truth is an exhibition of the work of Indigenous artist, Ruth Cuthand, that examines historic and contemporary...

Sep 17 - Nov 27, 2021
Image from the exhibition Kahnowiilyaa / Everyone at The Muse, Douglas Family Art Centre in Kenora, Ontario. Collage on white background. Includes straight lines creating a "web" with three drawn circles in black, red, and yellow and braided folliage.
Douglas family art centre

Kahnowiilyaa / Everyone

In Kahnowiilyaa / Everyone, architecture students from the University of Manitoba use design to strengthen community, while discussing homelessness.

Aug 26 - Nov 04, 2021
Lake of the woods museum

Bakaan nake’ii ngii-izhi-gakinoo’amaagoomin / 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 15 - Oct 20, 2021
Douglas family art centre

Nadya Kwandibens: The Red Chair Sessions

Photographer Nadya Kwandibens presents The Red Chair Sessions, an exhibition about reclaiming Indigenous spaces/places and language.

Jul 16 - Sep 25, 2021
Trylight Theatre Co.
Lake of the woods museum

Raising the Curtain: 30 Years of Trylight Theatre Co.

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Kenora’s TryLight Theatre Co. After producing 60 memorable shows they’ve partnered with...

Jul 16 - Sep 11, 2021
Cropped image of Aloha Cottage (1929) by Jan Lindstrom, based on the original piece by Walter J. Phillips. Textile / art quilt. From the exhibition "Phillips Interpreted" at The Muse - Douglas Family Art Centre May - June 2021.
Douglas family art centre

Phillips Interpreted

Phillips Interpreted features fine art quilts created by local group QA5 that are based on the work of Canadian...

Jul 16 - Sep 11, 2021
Brock Blosser, carver
Douglas family art centre

ART AT THE LAKE: Celebrating 60 Years of the Sioux Narrows Arts Festival

Art at the Lake features the paintings, carvings, sculptures, glasswork, fibre art, photography and film of Sioux Narrows artists...

Jul 24 - Aug 08, 2021
A Simple Twist of Fate by Helena Scheffer. Part of the exhibition: Colour with a "U"
Lake of the woods museum

Colour with a “U”

Colour with a “U” is a juried exhibition of art quilts created by Canadian SAQA members interpreting themes of...

Apr 06 - Jun 12, 2021
Douglas family art centre

Maud Lewis

Canada’s most beloved folk artist, Maud Lewis (1903–1970) has captured the hearts of many with her dazzling depictions of...

Feb 17 - Apr 28, 2021
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’amaagoomin / 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
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