De-layering the City: Curator Tour with Jim Burant

Jim Burant - Photo by Chris Snow

De-layering the City: Curator Tour with Jim Burant

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join this free tour from the OAG Visitor Experience desk. 

Every city has stories to tell: layers of recorded geological, human, cultural and political influence that form complex histories binding people to a place.  Join exhibition curator Jim Burant for a tour of historical and contemporary artworks that tell some of Ottawa’s stories, and gain a deeper appreciation of the city’s layered past.

Following the tour, participate in a thoughtful discussion based on a reading suggested by Jim from the exhibition’s catalogue. Click here to download the text.

Jim Burant is a member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation. He holds an MA in Canadian Studies from Carleton University. He worked at Library and Archives Canada in various capacities from 1972 until his retirement in April 2011. He has published and lectured widely on aspects of art, photography and archives in Canada and abroad; has been the curator of numerous exhibitions; and has an international reputation in the fields of art history and archives. He received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003.

Each month from May to August, join one of the exhibition curators for a tour of Àdisòkàmagan / Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes / We’ll all become stories.  

Infoeducation@oaggao.ca, 613-233-8699 +228

Photo credit: Chris Snow