Calgary’s new central library devotes $500K to Indigenous public art – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 2018234 Views

‘Growing up an Indigenous person in an urban setting, I never saw my culture reflected’

Jun 08, 2018

The Calgary Public Library is partnering with First Nations on a $500,000 project devoted to bringing Indigenous art to the new building when it opens this fall.

Organizers hope it will showcase Indigenous art and reflect the stories, history and culture of Treaty 7 and Metis communities.

The first part of the plan is to unveil three permanent art exhibits when the new Central Public Library opens in November. Four more works will be added to the space in the future.

Teneya Gwin, the Indigenous design leader for the new library, sees the exhibits as a departure from the past.

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