Category: Culture

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 […]

Rosa Parks’ house rebuilt in Berlin

This is artist Ryan Mendoza, posing in front of Rosa Parks’ house in Berlin, where he’s rebuilt it just outside his studio, after moving it from Detroit. Parks is the civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama to a white […]

Mounties on the Cover

One of Canada’s most famous exports, the Mountie, is the subject of a visually stunning exhibition highlighting books and magazine covers featuring the fabled Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The University of Alberta collection is called Mounties on the Cover.