Bey’s ceramics weave in cultural and familial themes, and reexamine, shatter, and incorporate older works to create layers of change in both form and meaning.
The History, Context, and Legacy of an Ancient Maya Plate
Four experts peel back the layers of history hidden in an object that people believe was once used to serve white venison tamales centuries ago.
The Largely Unknown History of Blackface in Canada
Here’s how Toronto’s Gardiner Museum is using a figurine in its collection to peel back the layers of violently racialized imagery in Canada.
Shary Boyle’s Exploration of the Fantastic and Political Lives of Clay
As ceramic becomes a more common material in contemporary art, artists like Shary Boyle are challenging the history of a medium that has too often been associated with class and prestige.
Kent Monkman’s Mission to Decenter the Colonial Museum
Leading contemporary artist Kent Monkman discusses how museums have influenced his life and his art, and what he is doing to help change them to tell a fuller picture of Canadian history.
Woman Steals $17,500 Rock from Yoko Ono Installation
The perpetrator, who was caught on camera, took the rock from a participatory installation called “Stone Piece” at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.