We hope this exhibition, and the larger Permanent Collection series, starts to communicate the vast, complex, tragic, and beautiful histories of this shared territory.”. Divya Mehra’s exhibition titled From India to Canada and Back to India (There Is Nothing I Can Possess Which You Cannot Take Away), which is currently on display at the MacKenzie Art Gallery until January 2021. The MacKenzie Art Gallery is pleased to launch our brand new Library & Digital Lab—located inside our library. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. We are excited to announce that the MacKenzie Art Gallery is now reopen! Curated by Bruce Hugh Russell, Walking with Saskatchewan is our inaugural exhibition from the Permanent Collection series of year-long exhibitions that will explore the depth of our collection and the University of Regina collection, with select loans from other institutions. Through exhibitions, education, performance, workshops, and more, we are transforming how people throughout Saskatchewan experience the world, including relationships to Indigenous peoples, newcomers, and cultures from around the globe. MacKenzie agreed to the deal and succeeded in bringing the statue — which he believed to be of Vishnu — home with him. Knowing that Vishnu was a male deity, Winnipeg-based artist Mehra wanted to learn more. With the help of a curator at the Peabody Essex Museum, Mehra correctly identified the statue in the fall of 2019 as depicting the deity Annapurna. Led by the successful team behind Regina’s 33 1/3 Coffee Roasters, Craft Services’ menu includes all-day breakfast and lunch every Tuesday to Saturday, as well as thoughtful and creative dinner specials every Thursday evening. A welcome email is on its way. Places are often defined by topography, a common ecology, and shared histories or cultures; but Saskatchewan has an arbitrary form — a trapezoid, imposed on maps and the land itself by surveyors and colonial politicians. The four Indigenous artists in this Permanent Collection exhibition, Ruth Cuthand, Robert Houle, Norval Morrisseau, and Edward Poitras, show how the pandemics that followed European contact decimated the peoples of North and South America and permanently changed the shape of life on Turtle Island. ABOUT THE COLLECTION The MacKenzie Art Gallery was founded on the collection of its namesake, Norman MacKenzie (1869-1936) who bequeathed his collection to the University of Saskatchewan Regina Campus (now the University of Regina). The MacKenzie Art Gallery Library maintains an in-house collection of art-related books, exhibition catalogues, journals, reference materials and clippings on individual artists, art themes, styles and topics. Installation view of "The Permanent Collection: Walking with Saskatchewan," MacKenzie Art Gallery, 2019. Drawing on the permanent collection and welcome some distinguished visitors (through promised gifts and temporary loans that help fill gaps in our collection or point towards areas of future development), this exhibition presents images of the land, its peoples, and its dreams. Become a vital part of the MacKenzie community. Most recently, he curated Agnes Martin: The mind knows what the eye has not seen, co-presented by the Esker Foundation and the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Sign up to receive daily headline news from Regina Leader-Post, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. John Hampton, interim CEO and executive director of the MAG, recalled the story and said MacKenzie saw the statue during a trip to India in 1913. But the shady history of how MacKenzie came to have the statue started up a conversation, and Mehra asked that the MAG try to return the statue to where it belonged — in India. While going through the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s (MAG) permanent collection in preparation for her own exhibition there, Divya Mehra discovered a statue that seemed to be mislabelled. In more recent times (especially since the region became a Canadian province in 1905), people from all over the world have come to live here, drastically expanding that diversity. Drawing on the permanent collection and welcoming some distinguished visitors (including Sitting Bull’s robe, courtesy of the North Dakota State Historical Society, which returns to Saskatchewan after at least 75 years away), this exhibition presents images of the land, its peoples and its dreams. Studio Sundays, presented by Canada Life, are an opportunity for families to connect with the artwork in the MacKenzie’s Permanent Collection and the artists that created them with hands-on workshops that are suitable for every age. Be in the know about our latest exhibitions, community programs and events. The small, stone statue had been one of the items bequeathed to the gallery by its namesake Norman MacKenzie.