Category: Culture

Quick Hits: Fabergé for Easter

A Fabergé egg is an exquisite jewel made by the Russian House of Fabergé from 1885 to 1917.  Most were miniature eggs popular as gifts at Easter, worn on a neck chain (above).  The most famous eggs were larger, made for Alexander III and Nicholas II, often referred […]

The ROM: Being Japanese Canadian

What was it like to live in an internment camp in the 1940s, or to hear stories from your parents and grandparents? Contemporary artists share personal perspectives on the dispossession and exile of Japanese Canadians during World War II in a major installation at the Royal Ontario Museum.

30/150: Brandy Saturley – Canadian Symbols

What could be more appropriate for Canada Day than the symbolic art of realist Brandy Saturley, whose works explore the Canadian consciousness. For five years in the lead-up to Canada’s 150th anniversary on July 1, Saturley sussed out the icons and settings that make us Canadian.  Her works […]

Photoshop Controversy: Anne of Green Gables

The way Anne of Green Gables looks is such a part of Canadian culture that the photoshopping of a U.S. poster for the new Netflix version of the story has triggered controversy. Complaints blew up on social media after a Twitter user pointed out differences in posters done for Canada […]