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Upcoming Art Exhibitions at the CUE Library

Posted on: Sep 9, 2019

The CUE Library is proud to host the following exhibits from Alberta Foundation for the Arts’s Travelling Exhibition program in 2019 and 2020. 

If you are interested in bringing in your class or hosting a public lecture in the library’s gallery space while these exhibits are shown, please visit the library’s event and exhibit page for more information.


Real Women Nitssaakita’paispinnaan: We Are Still In Control
Oct 2 – 30, 2019 Jan 22 – Feb 19, 2020


Real Women

“The Alberta Foundation for the Arts travelling exhibition Real Women creates space for women’s experiences and stories to be told and recognizes the contributions women make to our communities. Inspired by cultural shifts in these first decades of the 21st century such as international Women’s Marches and the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the art works in this exhibition question societal perceptions of women, art making itself, and express how the featured artists define what it means to be a woman and how they personally wish to be seen.” –The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program

Nitssaakita’paispinnaan: We Are Still In Control

Our mainstream society in Canada is nested within a larger and deeper well of life than people may know. This well of life is comprised of myriad Indigenous cultures and lands, which together have animated and underwritten everything we now have to be thankful for as Canadians. This exhibition honours the well of life in the place these artists and curators live: Siksikaissksahkoyi (Blackfoot land/territory).

Nitssaakita’paispinnaan: We Are Still In Control features work by three contemporary Blackfoot artists, all working in different styles. We all gathered in a series of visits with Blackfoot ceremonial knowledge keeper Kayihtsipimiohkitopi (Kent Ayoungman), who shared about Blackfoot ways of life, places, and knowledge. Those visits helped us learn more about ourselves, the places we live, and the responsibility we have here to each other and our future generations. They also inspired these artworks for the Blackfoot people, culture, and ceremonies are still very much here, still shaping our society to this day.” – The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program


Image credits:

  • Lisa Brawn, MUM 010, 2018, Painted woodcut block, Collection of the artist.
  • Kassie Campbell and Ginette Lund, It’s a big world baby, 2017, Yarn, thread, felt, Collection of the artist.
  • Allison Tunis, Little Bear, 2017, Embroidery on cloth, Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
  • Marlena Wyman, Bluebird, 2018, Image transfer and oil stick on mylar, Collection of the artist.
  • Kristy North Peigan, Screen Ghosting, 2019, Digital print and oil on canvas, Collection of the artist