Kent Monkman: Being Legendary | Thursday, October 6, 2022. Open to the public on October 8, 2022, running to March 19, 2023.
Being Legendary by Kent Monkman was previewed this week at ROM(Royal Ontario Museum). The work of Monkman was created in direct response to artifacts and natural history specimens in ROM’s collection. Through his paintings and other artworks, Monkman interprets history through his Cree background.
Being Legendary introduced 35 paintings, the majority of which were created for this exhibition, as well as new sculptures and etchings by the artist.
Monkman collaborated with ROM to place these artworks in conversation with carefully chosen pieces from the Museum’s collections, ranging from dinosaur fossils to intricately beaded moccasins.
Using his alter ego—Miss Chief Eagle Testickle collaboration with text written in Miss Chief’s voice by long-time writing partner Gisèle Gordon.
Open to the public on October 8, 2022, running to March 19, 2023,