Itee Pootoogook: Hymns to the Silence – Art Gallery of Windsor June 10-September 25, 2022
Inuk artist Itee Pootoogook (1951 – 2014) was well-known for his drawings of solitary figures or architecture placed amongst vast Arctic landscapes

Ostoro Petahtegoose
Ostoro Petahtegoose is a biracial Nishinaabe of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek with European descent, born and raised in the traditional territories of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Anishinaabe, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie, also known as one of its many place names in one language, Waawiiye’adinong (the place where the river bends – Windsor, Ontario.)

Ontario Science Centre: Asaimîna: All Over Again
All Over Again, an interactive art display by the Science Centre’s 2021-22 Artist in Residence, Jason Baerg.
Through this work, viewers are encouraged to imagine a different Toronto (also known as Tkaronto). Baerg first presented Asaimîna as a physical exhibition. Using a tablet, visitors manipulated a display of images, sounds and Cree language fragments, which were projected together in the shape of a large orb.
To bring Asaimîna to a wider audience, we are proud to present it here in a virtual format. To access the exhibition, simply click on the embedded experience at the top of this link’s page.

Native Wonders Gifts & Gallery
Mark Peltier is a Native artist of Odawa descent, born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His ancestors are from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Reserve, Manitoulin Island.

Native Wonders Gifts & Gallery is family-owned and run, selling both original and consigned art.

Indigenous Arts Collective
In taking inspiration from the Haudenosaunee Seventh Generation Principle, the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada was founded in 2012 to preserve and revitalize endangered Indigenous art forms and enrich lives through Indigenous arts and culture.

Kathryn Pasquach
Kathryn is a Cree women with ties from the Mushkegowuk area a member of Moose Cree First Nation.

Local Indigenous Artists Contribute Murals: Gordie Howe International Bridge
The murals on the Canadian side of the bridge site were created by artists Naomi Peters of Caldwell First Nation, as well as Teresa Altiman and Daisy White from Walpole Island, as part of a project to incorporate art honouring the region’s First Nations heritage with this new, modern addition to the landscape. On the American side, artist Roberto Villalobos contributed images of American iron workers, an American eagle, and the Spirit of Detroit.

Aboriginal Art Galleries in Ontario
Check out these 21 galleries located in our province.

“Indigenous art at the AGO currently includes works from the First Peoples of North America, namely First Nations, Inuit, and Metis. The collection also includes global Indigenous Art from Africa, Australia, and the Torres Strait Islands. Indigenous Art is the oldest in the world and our collections reflect recent and historical practices and the continuities in between. Indigenous Art encompasses practices outside the Eurocentric traditions of artistic creation and categorization, as well as engagement with all major movements in art today. Indigenous art comes out of living cultures, making it highly dynamic and changing over time.”

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Here you will find an iconic collection of Indigenous art of Canada, both historical and contemporary. The permanent collection is 6,400 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists. The McMichael is also the custodian for the Cape Dorset archive, with more than 100,000 artworks.

PUBLISHING DATE: August 2022 – Moving the Museum documents the reopening of the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art with a renewed focus on the AGO’s Indigenous art collection. The volume reflects the nation-to-nation treaty relationship that is the foundation of Canada, asking questions, discovering truths, and leading conversations that address the weight of history and colonialism.




Art Gallery of Ontario

Explore the Seven Sacred Teachings – wisdom, love, respect, bravery, honesty, humility and truth − through Anishinaabe artist Robert Houle’s Seven Grandfathers, with Ojibwe artist Bomgiizhik (Isaac Murdoch). Bomgiizhik (Isaac Murdoch) is an Ojibwe Fish Clan, artist from Serpent River First Nation, who is best known for his for his art “doodles”. He has spent his life learning from elders in northern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He is a well-respected storyteller and traditional knowledge-keeper who has committed his life to the preservation of Anishinaabe cultural practices.