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Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians

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September 22, 2012
January 6, 2013

Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians organized and circulated by Library and Archives Canada September 22, 2012 to January 6, 2013. 2013 This major exhibition of 100 works offers visitors an opportunity to peek behind the façade of interesting Canadians spanning four centuries, from early explorers such as Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain, to contemporary icons such as David Suzuki and Joni Mitchell.

The exhibition presents the wonderful diversity of individuals who have left—and are leaving—their mark on our country and our culture. Portrayed in a variety of media including paintings, photographs, cartoons, drawings, video, and sculpture, the portraits tell compelling stories of assumed identity, assassination, exploitation, discovery, invention, injustice, activism, and achievement.