1,000 Works of Contemporary Indigenous and Inuit Art Gifted to MacKenzie Art Gallery

1,000 Works of Contemporary Indigenous and Inuit Art Gifted to MacKenzie Art Gallery

January 15, 2019 at 3:30pm

1,000 WORKS OF CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS AND INUIT ART GIFTED TO MACKENZIE ART GALLERY

Kampelmacher Collection Reflects Diversity of Artists and Media From Across Canada and the United States

The MacKenzie Art Gallery today announced that it has received a pledged gift of more than 1,000 works of art by contemporary Indigenous and Inuit artists from Edmontonbased collectors, Thomas Druyan and Alice Ladner. The Kampelmacher Memorial Collection of Indigenous Art, named in honour of Druyan’s grandparents Wolf and Sala Kampelmacher, began in 1992 and is the product of the couple’s commitment to engaging with artists and galleries that reflect the myriad of artistic expressions of Indigenous art from across North America. For the MacKenzie, Indigenous art has long been a core area of activity. With this gift, the Gallery can strengthen this capacity, developing an expanded array of exhibitions and programs for current and future audiences and, especially, students, scholars, and members of the community. A selection of works from the collection is touring as part of the MacKenzie’s Provincial Touring Artists and Exhibition Program and additional pieces will be on view at the Gallery beginning January 25, 2019. 

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