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The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs

Canadian Photography Institute Galleries
National Gallery of Canada

When the National Gallery of Canada began collecting photography in 1967, few museums viewed the medium as fine art. Thanks to the passion and dedication of early supporters, a comprehensive collection has taken shape over the past fifty years. This exhibition celebrates the collection’s diversity, juxtaposing works made more than a century apart and creating new synergies, while also reflecting upon the human impulse to capture the seen and unseen worlds.

Earlier Event: April 20
Later Event: May 11
Artist Talk with Edward Burtynsky