Sunday, February 10, 2019

James Wilson Morrice @ the Musée d'Art de Joliette

With a particularly difficult winter underway, I haven't been out and about as much as I would like. But one show I very much hope to see is "James W. Morrice: the A.K. Prakash Collection in Trust to the Nation", organized by the National Gallery of Canada and staged at the Musée d'Art de Joliette.

James Wilson Morrice, Café Terrace, Saint-Cloud, 1909,
oil on wood, 12.6 x 15.5 cm

I have never visited Joliette, but it's only an hour from downtown Montreal, and the museum has an excellent reputation. For me, a fresh discovery is one of life's joys.

Here's a partial description from the show's web page:

"Organized geographically, [this exhibition] follows in the foot-steps of Morrice from his early years as an expatriate artist in Paris through his numerous sketching trips around France, Italy, North Africa and the West Indies, to his annual trips home to Canada. It celebrates both Morrice's vital role in advancing modern artistic trends in Canada and A.K. Prakash's passionate commitment to understand, celebrate and preserve his legacy for all Canadians."

The show continues until May 5. To learn more about James Wilson Morrice, click here.

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