November 9th is Go to an Art Museum Day

by Shelby Smith

Today is Go to an Art Museum Day!  And what better way to celebrate than with a trip to The Muse?

There are two temporary exhibitions on at the Douglas Family Art Centre.  In the upper gallery is Somewhere in the Sky, an exhibition on 20 art quilts created by local artist Nancy Bergman that examine the sky, the seasons, and the symbolism of circles.  Showing in the lower gallery is Beads of Truth an exhibition featuring the work of Governor General’s Award winning artist, Ruth Cuthand.  Some of the artworks in the show include intricately beaded brain scans and diseases as they would appear under the microscope.

At the Lake of the Woods Museum, come take in the permanent collection which includes a diverse range of artifacts such as: First Nations and fur trade artifacts, household goods, Rat Portage souvenirs, natural history specimens, minerals, textiles, industrial and business items, navigational gear, and models highlight the major events and activities in the history of Kenora, Keewatin, Jaffray Melick and the Lake of the Woods.

While you are visiting, why not get a head start on your holiday shopping?  Both gift shops are fully stocked with books, souvenirs, decor, toys, crafts, local art, and so much more.  You’re sure to find something unique for everyone on your list!

The Douglas Family Art Centre and the Lake of the Woods Museum are open today from 10am to 5pm.  Click here to plan your visit. 

Did you know?

Group of Seven member, Frank Johnston, visited Kenora and painted “Serenity, Lake of the Woods” in 1922, a shoreline view of Kenora with it’s distinctive smoke stacks from the pulp and paper mills.

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