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Current Exhibits

Shaped and inspired by McCrae’s creative expressions, Witnessing War features drawings, paintings and sculptures by local and national artists, spanning 100 years of art as a salve to war.

The exhibition includes art works made in response to the six global conflicts in which Canada has fought: South African War (1899-1902), First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953), Persian Gulf War (1990-1991), and Afghanistan War (2001-2014).

Witnessing War also considers responsive works by artists with connections to Guelph and the surrounding region, who explore themes of human conflict in their art.

Visit The Guelph Civic Arts Museum from April 30th to February 26th 2023 to view the exhibit. 


History Bites: Is Art a Salve to War? 

Listen in to my conversation with Guelph Museums Curator Dawn Owen and other local Guelph artists as we discuss the themes of war and human conflict in art making. Our discussion draws on the exhibition Witnessing War, featuring art made in response to global conflicts in Canadian History. 

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