Norval Morrisseau. The Dawn from "The Art of Norval Morrisseau", 1979. Screenprint on wove paper, Overall: 61.2 x 45.9 cm. Gift of Dr. Peter Lewin, Toronto, 2001. © Estate of Norval Morrisseau 2001/217.1
In celebration of National Indigenous History Month, our latest quiz tests your knowledge of an essential cornerstone of the AGO Collection: Indigenous art. Answers can be found at the bottom, complete with hyperlinks in case you’d like to learn more about the artists and works included. Good luck!
This trailblazing Potawatomi painter was a matriarch of Indigenous art. She founded the Professional Native Artists Association in 1971.
- Pitseolak Ashoona
- Jessie Oonark
- Daphne Odjig
- Rebecca Belmore
Miskwaabik Animiiki (Copper Thunderbird) is the traditional name of this legendary Anishinaabe artist who broke barriers for contemporary Indigenous art and was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1978.
- Carl Ray
- Norval Morrisseau
- Roy Thomas
- Joshim Kakegamic
Acquired by the AGO in 2020, what is the title of Inuk artist Shuvinai Ashoona’s eight-foot-long coloured pencil drawing that offers a bird’s eye view of seven giant monsters in her hometown of Kinngait?
His 1974 painting, Hollywood Indian after Remington, reinterprets and reimagines the stereotypical “warrior” trope often used to depict Indigenous communities in American Westerns.
- Carl Beam
- T.C. Cannon
- Oscar Howe
- Fritz Scholder
This large-scale panoramic video by Māori artist Lisa Reihana explores issues of identity, gender and colonial violence, and is a powerful response to a problematic piece of 19th century wallpaper.
- Chasing Mars [invigorated]
- Longing for Saturn [burning]
- in Pursuit of Venus [infected]
- Awaiting Jupiter [polluted]
The 2014 series of seven works by __________ – Re-Contextualizing the De-Consecrated – maps the trajectory of Northwest Coast Indigenous art and how it has been contextualized in museum settings over time.
- Luke Parnell
- Lori Blondeau
- Duane Linklater
- Annie Pootoogook
The acclaimed sculptures of Inuit artist Karoo Ashevak, reflecting the artistic traditions of the Kitikmeot Region on the western side of Nunavut, are mainly made of ___________.
- Caribou antler
- Deer hide
- Narwhal tusk
Apart from a multidisciplinary art practice that features sculpture, carving, taxidermy, video and performance, this Tlingit/Unangax̂ artist recently signed a record deal with Sub Pop Records.
- Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory
- Wendy Red Star
- Duane Slick
- Nicholas Gallanin
Which of the following artworks is not referenced in Cree artist Kent Monkman’s painting, The Academy?
- Nicolas-André Monsiaux’s Zeuxis choisissant des modéles
- Norval Morrisseau’s Self Portrait Devoured by Demons
- Laocoön and His Sons
- Peter Paul Rubens’s The Massacre of the Innocents
Edifice and _______ are the two works by Anishinaabe artist Michael Belmore featured in his recent self-titled exhibition at the AGO. They explore the catastrophic environmental impact of European settlers in North America.