A look around the hall beneath the glass tower at the National Gallery gives us these views.
The Gallery houses world art in the upper level, and Canadian art on the main level. First we start with Canadian art. A number of years ago these galleries were reconfigured to include Indigenous art with traditional (European) style art from Canadian artists. The first thing you see when you enter is this view.
Indigenous art might be ancient, or it might be quite contemporary. This is Indian Psychology by Bob Boyer, dating to 1997.
Traditional objects seen in the first shot we get of the galleries include this drum, which I wanted a closer look at.
Nearby on a wall is wHOLE w(((h)))orl(((d))), a 2013 acrylic by lessLIE.
While this is ancient. A petroglyph from the Beaver Hills in the West was done on this rock around the year 1000 by an Assiniboine artist.
A Brief History Of Northwest Coast Design is by Luke Parnell, from 2007.
One last wider shot today from this space. We carry on tomorrow.