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Gabrielle Clermont and Karly Boileau | December 22, 2020

#MuseumfromHome DIY is a new series of curated content just for you with each post focusing on a new theme.

This week we celebrate Canadian artists, thinkers, and attractions!

For a look at historical and contemporary Canadian art, science, and nature visit for a roundup of virtual exhibitions from museums and archives found across Canada.

Take a virtual tour of The Textile Museum of Canada's exhibition ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios which traces the evolution and impact of this textile initiative on Inuit graphic arts and explores its legacy through the work of Inuit fashion designers working today.

Explore past projects by contemporary Canadian artists-in-residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Discover films and podcasts you can stream at home from imagineNATIVE.

Celebrate contemporary artist, Dana Claxton, the 2020 winner of the Scotiabank Photography Award and the 2020 recipient of the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts and Media

From 1955-1975 photographers were hired by the National Film Board to document Canada for Canadians, "[the photographs] represent the language, perspectives - and biases - of their time." Check out over 800 images of the Photostories Canada website.

Now known for their iconic works of Canadian landscapes, the Group of Seven marked the 100th anniversary of their first exhibition this past May. Join the McMichael Gallery for a virtual tour of their show A Like Vision: The Group of Seven at 100.

Listen to author Thomas King's, 5-part CBC Massey Lecture The Truth About Stories.

Travel across Canada from the comfort of your living room with these great Canadian panoramas from World Tour 360.

Just for fun, take a virtual roller coaster ride at Canada's Wonderland.

**Bonus Content

Water Warriors is an award-winning documentary short, about a small New Brunswick community's success in uniting together to protect their water from a large energy company.

Interested in graphic design? Get inspired by some great Canadian graphic design with the documentary, Design Canada.

Join award-winning author and journalist, Jack Stackhouse as he travels across Canada in Timbit Nation: A Hitchhiker's Guide To Canada.

Learn more about Canada with Our Canada magazine available in digital format.

Looking for your next book to borrow? Here's a list of just some of Canada's talented writers: Margaret Atwood, Emma DonoghueEsi Edugyan, Lawrence HillThomas King, Heather O'Neill, Michael Ondaatje, Richard Wagamese.

Interested in more Canadian Art and Exhibitions? Pick up service is now available at all Idea Exchange locations. Search our library catalogue using "Cambridge Art Gallery" or "Canadian Art Galleries" for a list of exhibition catalogues from Canadian galleries and museums that are available for you to borrow!

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