Magnetic North: Arctic exhibit opens

June 28, 2014 | Kathryn

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Magnetic North: The Enduring Pull of the Arctic, is a unique and collaborative exhibit featuring TD Bank Group’s collection of contemporary Canadian art and Toronto Public Library’s Special Collections of Arctic art and writings. A blend of modern carvings and drawings with historical maps, illustrated texts and photographs highlight the Arctic’s culture, people, landscape, wildlife and its stark vastness, isolation and beauty.                                                                              

                                                                           

 

 

Eating Seal Meat, by Annie Pootoogook, 2007
Eating Seal Meat (2007), Copyright by Annie Pootoogook, Coloured pencil on paper, Collection of TD Bank Group
 
 
 
Book cover of The Polar World (1881), by George Hartwig, 1813-1880

Book cover of The Polar World (1881), by George Hartwig, 1813-1880

                                 

 

 

 Woman in a Toque (1983), Copyright by William Eakin
Woman in a Toque (1983), Copyright by William Eakin, Pigment print, Collection of TD Bank Group

 

 

Septentionalium terrarum descriptio (map), 1613
Septentrionalium terrarum descriptio (1613)     Map by Gerard Mercator, 1512-1594

    

 

Icebergs from Log of Samuel Smith, 1857
Icebergs. From: Log of Samuel Smith, 1857

 

To see more contemporary Inuit paintings, photographs and sculpture visit The TD Gallery of Inuit Art.

Magnetic North is currently on display in the TD Gallery on the 1st floor of the Toronto Reference Library.  The exhibition runs until July 19, 2014.

 

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