What is Missing from Canada's Culture?
On April 9, Vimy Day, Dr. Irene Gammel discusses her research on women's roles in shaping Canadian identity, focusing on Canada's first female war artist, Mary Riter Hamilton. At the age of 51, Mary travelled to Europe following the Armistice that ended the First World War. For over two years, she stayed in the trenches at Vimy, Ypres, and the Somme, creating artworks to give something to the soldiers and their families as her contribution to the war. She witnessed the effects of the war first-hand and recorded them in a remarkable collection of trench paintings. What is missing from Canadian culture? Find out about Mary's extraordinary story on April 9.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, Ontario
This free event is part of a province-wide discussion series featuring researchers from Ontario's universities. This event will be webcast live. Remote viewers can have their say and ask questions via Twitter, using the hashtag #whatmattersnow.