About Canadian Art Junkie:
I’m a Canadian and I’m a junkie for the visual arts.
The site has been online since 2011, featuring painting, photography, illustration and other visual arts from Canada, and from around the world.
The painting on this page, by Emily Carr, a favourite, is the quintessential example of art that many Canadians grew up with. Today, the selection goes well beyond Canada’s still-beloved Group of Seven.
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About Me: I’m a journalist, traveler and art & music lover. I grew up in Canada, trained in Chicago, lived/worked in the Toronto area and now reside half-time in Collingwood, the beautiful centre of south Georgian Bay.
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*Re Emily Carr’s painting, originally titled Indian Church (above).
In May, 2018, the Art Gallery of Ontario, which holds the piece, re-hung the painting with a new name because the word “Indian” causes pain, the AGO said.
The new name Church at Yuquot Village references the British Columbia Indigenous community where the church was located.
A CBC piece about the name change is here.
Image credit: Emily Carr, Church In Yuquot Village, 1929. Oil on Canvas. Bequest of Charles S. Band, Toronto 1970, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Copyright Art Gallery of Ontario 2007