Guelph Museums’ Ken Danby: Five Decades exhibition celebrates one of Canada’s most famous artists

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Guelph Museums’ Ken Danby: Five Decades exhibition celebrates one of Canada’s most famous artists

GUELPH, ON, November 21, 2016: Ken Danby: Five Decades, an exhibition honouring the Guelph-area artist ten years after his death, launches at Guelph Civic Museum Friday, November 25 at 6:30 PM. Danby is widely recognized as one of Canada’s most accomplished realist artists. This exhibition features his portraits, landscapes, and iconic Canadian imagery including studies for the Wayne Gretzky portrait, The Great Farewell, Lake Louise, Niagara Falls, and Guelph Carousel.  The diversity of Danby’s talent is showcased through his artworks dating from the 1960s.

“Ken Danby helped to express our national psyche by celebrating our national game, our famous landscapes and promoting preservation of heritage buildings through his own example of restoring Armstrong’s mill as his home and studio” says Judith Nasby, curator emerita at the Art Gallery of Guelph and guest curator of the exhibition. “

Ken Danby: Five Decades will be on display at Guelph Civic Museum from November 26 to January 15, 2017.  An In Conversation tour with Nasby is set for Sunday, December 11 at 2 PM.

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street. For more information visit guelphmuseums.wpengine.com.

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Sarah Ball | Community Relations Coordinator, Guelph Museums
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Posted by Sarah Ball on November 21, 2016

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