Home Economics explores the unique stories and histories that have informed Canadian hooked rugs, an iconic form of folk art with roots in 19th-century North America. Featuring over 120 hooked rugs from the Museum's rich archive of material culture, the exhibition represents generations of creative entrepreneurship, women’s innovation and community development and includes the work of artists Joanna Close, Nancy Edell, Hannah Epstein, Deanne Fitzpatrick, Heather Goodchild, Barbara Klunder and Yvonne Mullock as well as seldom-seen pieces by Emily Carr, Clarence Gagnon, Florence Ryder and Georges-Édouard Tremblay.
Home Economics was made possible through the kind support of the William R. and Shirley Beatty Charitable Foundation and generous contributions of Ruth Mandel (WHO GIVES Fund) and Carole and Howard Tanenbaum.
September 24, 2015 - February 8, 2016
Thur-Tues 11am - 5pm, Wed 11am - 8pm