Exclusively for ROM Members
Enjoy a free weekend at the Textile Museum of Canada, Friday, January 20 to Sunday, January 22, 2023, and experience our two exhibitions:
ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᒃ Double Vision profiles three ground-breaking artists from Nunavut—Jessie Oonark (1906 – 1985) and her daughters, Janet Kigusiuq (1926 – 2005) and Victoria Mamnguqsualuk (1930 – 2016)—and shines a light on a highly distinctive art form called nivinngajuliaat that developed out of government-sponsored craft programs in the Arctic, beginning with the sewing program in Qamani`tuaq (Baker Lake) established in the 1960s.
Simone Elizabeth Saunders: u∙n∙i∙t∙y∙ explores personal history, Afro-diaspora, and Black sisterhood through bold and colourful textiles. Borrowing motifs and iconography from her Jamaican heritage, art history, literature, music and current events, she creates tufted portraits of singular figures, each a montage of powerful, inspirational Black bodies that collectively surface a strong and resilient community.
Please present a valid ROM membership card(s) and identification at the Textile Museum reception to take advantage of this special offer. Offer does not include guest privileges. The Textile Museum of Canada is open 11:00 am to 6:00 Friday and Saturday and from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sundays. www.textilemuseum.ca 416.599.5321 firstname.lastname@example.org
IMAGE: Simone Elizabeth Saunders, The Four Queens, 2020; hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 65 x 30 x 1 inches / 165 x 76 x 3 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and Claire Oliver Gallery. Photo: Jesse Tamayo.