October 13 - January 08, 2017
111 Queen's Park
The exhibition was designed by Andrew Jones, the Canadian designer behind the whimsical pink umbrellas on Toronto’s Sugar Beach. For True Nordic, Jones drew inspiration from the boreal forest—a dominant feature of both the Canadian and Scandinavian landscapes—using the image of the enveloping forest as a backdrop.
Notable works include Mariette Rousseau–Vermette’s large wall tapestry Hiver canadien from the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, a rare Harold Stacey silver service from the National Gallery of Canada, and a stunning samovar by Carl Poul Petersen from the McCord Museum, commissioned by Edgar and Saidye Bronfman.
The exhibition also features historical photographs and videos of artisans at work from the 1950s, as well as the NFB short film The Story of Peter and the Potter, starring Kjeld and Erica Deichmann, Canada’s first full-time studio potters.
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