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Our features go in-depth on vital artists, exhibitions and movements shaping Canada’s cultural scene. Want to understand the deep background on what you see at the galleries? This is the place to start reading.

When Your Art Is in Trump Tower

Trump may have only licensed his name for use on Canada’s Trump Towers, but artists still find it unsettling to have art on display there.

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Aida Muluneh: From Ethiopia to Canada and Back Again

Aida Muluneh is shown from New York to Johannesburg, Basel to Addis Ababa. But few know that her photo love began in a tiny high-school darkroom in Calgary.

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Margaret Haines: The Stars Down to Earth

Artist Margaret Haines presents a picture of Los Angeles as its own universe, studded with stars, gods and prophets—and a little astrology, too.

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When Art Can’t Survive

We hope that art perseveres—even flourishes—under governments that resist and underfund it. But it doesn’t always happen that way.

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10 Unique Ways to Study Art in Canada

From minors in sustainability to majors in global business and digital arts, here are 10 unique art-study programs shaping Canada’s creative futures.

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Video: In the Studio with Darby Milbrath

Toronto artist Darby Milbrath started out in dance—and her evocative paintings and drawings still reflect the power of bodies in space.

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8 Tarot Predictions for Art’s Future

What does the future of art look like? We asked eight artists who practice tarot to pull a card from their personal decks.

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Indigenous Activists Speak in New Instagram Documentary

Two organizations focused on the act of looking—for missing women, for community dangers and more—are paid homage through image and text.

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Internet Idols: The Ceramics of Kaley Flowers

Like My Little Ponies updated for the Internet age, each candy-coloured ceramic creature by Kaley Flowers has its own unique personality.

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10 Artists with Forward-Thinking Practices

How do contemporary artists deal with concepts of the future? Here, a national survey of 10 fascinating practices.

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20 Shows We Want to See in 2017

2017 promises the Venice Biennale, Documenta, Canada’s sesquicentennial and more. Here are 20 exhibitions we’re looking forward to.

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The Most-Read Articles of 2016

Cast a look back at our most-read articles of 2016, from Trudeau’s tattoo to the relationship between art and parenting.

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