CMHR Commissions Aboriginal Artist for Indigenous Gallery

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has chosen a major artistic commission to be installed in its Indigenous Perspectives gallery.

Pre-eminent Canadian visual artist Rebecca Belmore will be introduced during a news conference today at Neechi Commons by CMHR president and CEO Stuart Murray.

Public workshops will be held in Winnipeg during February and March among diverse and cross-generational individuals, who will collaborate with Belmore on a giant blanket made of beads.

Lee-Ann Martin, one of Canada’s foremost curators of contemporary Aboriginal art, is curating the installation and will participate in the event, along with Mary Reid, director/curator of the University of Manitoba’s School of Art gallery, and Alexandra Keim, CMHR manager of art and objects.

— Staff