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War Stories 1917

Sunday, April 9, 2017 to Sunday, August 27, 2017

War Stories 1917 focuses on the individuals who fought, died in, and contributed to the pivotal battles of 1917—Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, and Passchendaele.


H-Hour: Normandy, 1944.

Friday, December 2, 2016 to Sunday, March 5, 2017

The latest series of work by photographer Leslie Hossack explores the structural remains of the Atlantic Wall – giant bunkers and fortifications, largely hidden by the blowing sands of the D-Day beaches.

REGISTERED: The Japanese Canadian Experience

Friday, November 11, 2016 to Sunday, March 5, 2017

This exhibition by Leslie Hossack includes photographs and archival material to explore the experience of Japanese Canadians during World War II when they were registered, rounded up and removed.

The Art of Command: Portraits and Posters from Canada's Afghan Mission

Monday, July 4, 2016 to Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Art of Command: Portraits and Posters from Canada’s Afghan Mission is a solo exhibition by Gertrude Kearns, Canada’s leading contemporary war artist.  This exhibition examines the roles of specific highly ranked individuals who not only fought in but commanded Canada’s war in Afghanis

The Cold Before the War

Saturday, February 27, 2016 to Sunday, June 5, 2016

In 1946, the Canadian Forces undertook what was then the largest and longest military trek into the North of our own country and the first mechanized crossing of northern Canada. During Operation Muskox, nearly 5,000 kilometres were traversed over five of the coldest months of the year.

Mapping A Cold War

Friday, February 26, 2016 to Sunday, June 5, 2016

Through historical photographs, contemporary photography, painting and video, Leslie Reid explores the complexities of the Canadian North and High Arctic revealing the entwined nature of defence, northern populations, and the environment.


Barracks to Banks: Canadian Silkscreens for War and Peace

Friday, September 18, 2015 to Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Sampson-Matthews print project was envisioned by official First World War artist AY Jackson and championed by many of the Group of Seven—AJ Casson, in particular.

Trees Heeft een Canadees: Dutch War Brides by Beverley Tosh

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 to Sunday, August 16, 2015

With her most recent body of work, Tosh shares the stories of Dutch-Canadian war brides, conveying both the romance, and the hardships endured by these women. In this exhibition, artist Beverley Tosh shares these women’s stories, their life during the occupation, their weddings in Holland, and their one-way passages to Canada.

The Maple Leaf and the Tulip: The Liberation of Holland in the Second World War

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 to Sunday, August 16, 2015

This exhibit will include artifacts and photos related to members of the Canadian military serving in the Netherlands in the Second World War, as well as to Dutch civilians and members of the Dutch Resistance.

Burnt Generation

Friday, January 9, 2015 to Sunday, April 12, 2015

Burnt Generation is an exhibition of contemporary Iranian photography – most of which has not previously been seen in North America. The Burnt Generation in Iran are those who, roughly born between 1970 and 1990, experienced the 1979 revolution, the 8 year Iran—Iraq war, and the political and social consequences of these events.


Wild Rose Overseas: Albertans In The Great War

Monday, July 28, 2014 to Monday, December 15, 2014

A young province’s march to war is explored through  artefacts, personal stories and important wor


Monday, July 28, 2014 to Monday, December 15, 2014

Social media has remoulded human maidaninteraction and changed the way we come together, go to war, protest, and create change. #euromaidanYYC shows the ongoing Ukrainian protests and unrest originating in Maidan Square, Kiev.

(Re)Constructed Warship: Technical Speclations of Grand Naval Monuments

Friday, May 2, 2014 to Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A test of skill in the service of painstaking historical accuracy meets total fabrication and a disregard of any semblance of literal depiction.

Fire and Collateral: The Aftermath of War

Friday, May 2, 2014 to Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Forging a Nation: Canada Goes to War

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 to Monday, April 7, 2014

2014 marks the centennial of the start of the First World War and is also the 100th anniversary of the formation of many of the regiments that were mobilized for this conflict.


Eleven Women Facing War

Thursday, August 8, 2013 to Monday, December 2, 2013

Eleven Women Facing War tells eleven stories of women from Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Colombia, the Balkans, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Defending a Nation: Canada and the Korean War

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 to Sunday, December 1, 2013

Canada devotes a significant amount of attention to its living veterans from the Second World War, and to that conflict in general, but those from the Korean War have not been given the full recognition that they deserve.

SEEING Soldiering: In Theatre With Those Who Serve

Monday, May 13, 2013 to Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Those who appear in the works of Althea Thauberger are co-creators. Thauberger gives her subjects the opportunity to participate in the process of the making of their pictures—to be seen on their own terms.

Walls Between People

Monday, January 14, 2013 to Sunday, April 14, 2013

Exposing the contradictions found in an open and globalized world, this exhibition focuses on the use of graffiti on contemporary barriers in:


A Brush With War: Military Art From Korea to Afghanistan

Friday, June 29, 2012 to Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Founders' Gallery was very proud to have hosted artist Gertrude Kearns for a lecture on October 25, 2012. She spoke about her paintings depicting The Somalia Affair of 1993, the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and Canadian soldiers after a 2006 suicide bomber attack in Kandahar.


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