Ursula Johnson, an interdisciplinary artist from Nova Scotia who has Mi’kmaw ancestry, explores contemporary assumptions about museum practices and traditional First Nations art making. The exhibition has three parts, including a ‘Museological Grand Hall.’ This display features sandblasted images of Mi’kmaq baskets on plexi display units. The second part features an ‘Archive Room’ where visitors can be the curator and sort baskets into their categories. The third part is an opening performance. Johnson will also work with a group of local Indigenous high school students on an art education project.
The 50 exhibition is a curated selection from submissions by local artists and art students to help launch the U of L’s 50th anniversary. The artists explored the number 50 in any way they chose.