Canada Day Art Quiz-answers!

Answers to Canada Art Quiz (2016)

Kenoujouak Ashevak

Kenoujouak Acheva

(10 points for every correct answer; 50 points for every correct bonus answer!)

1.  The Winnipeg Art Gallery is Canada’s older civic gallery.  It was founded in 1912.

2.  The ‘new’ National Gallery of Canada was officially opened on May 21, 1988.  Moshe Safdie designed the building.

3.  There is no Portrait Gallery of Canada.  Construction was underway when the Conservative government put the project on hold in 2006. Next, private sector bids were solicited, and received to host the collection, but that competition was cancelled in 2008.

4.  Prudence Heward, Anne Savage, Kathleen Morris and Lillian Torrance Newton were members of The Beaver Hall Group in Montreal in the 1920’s and 30’s.

5. Prudence Heward and other women artists were excluded from  the Group of Seven because, as A. Y. Jackson (founding member) put it, “Well, I guess we liked our brandy and cigars too much.”

6. The Woodlands School/Style is a group of aboriginal artists (mainly Algonquin and Ojibway) who became know in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Norval Morriseau, Jackson Beardy, Daphne Odjig, Carl Ray, Benjamin Chee Chee, Shirley Cheechoo, Alex Janvier and Eddy Cobiness are all associated with this group, sometimes known as The Indian Group of Seven.

7. The Winnipeg Art Gallery has the largest collection of Inuit art in the world.  The proposed Inuit Art Centre addition is scheduled to be opened in 2020.

8. The Esker Foundation opened in Calgary in 2012 and the Audain Art Museum opened in Whistler in 2016.

If you scored 0:  Time to become a Follower of The Art Caravan blog.
If you scored 10-20: Perhaps you need to read the blog more carefully.
If you scored 30 – 50:  You have subscriptions to Canadian Art and Border Crossings…..and you read them.
If you scored 60 and above: You should be writing The Art Caravan blog!  (I had to research many of these details.)

10 thoughts on “Canada Day Art Quiz-answers!

  1. Scott Edie

    Gee, not for pikers this quiz. I thought i was doing well to get 20 points (applying different standards for expats). And no points for 9 and 10. I think I got those right.

    Good fun, will have to apply myself befir next years quiz!


    1. terryvatrt

      I think you should award yourself points for 9 and 10! Just writing the quiz made me realize how little we know about an important part of our culture. (I did a LOT of fact checking in preparation.) Thanks for participating. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Cindy

    Fun quiz! I got 40 points (helps to come from Winnipeg), but I should have got more: only “knew” the answers for 2 and 6 after reading what they were…….Moshe Safdie….. Norval Morriseau…….yes, should have got those! Numbers 9 and 10 were the most difficult!


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