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The Founders' Gallery: Current Exhibitions

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Mapping a Cold War is an exhibition by contemporary artist Leslie Reid. Made through a residency with the Canadian Forces Artist Program, this exhibition highlights the complex yet often ignored role that the north plays within Canada and the entwined nature of defence and environment. A palimpsest of historic and contemporary photography, painting and video show past and present relationships between northern populations, northern landscapes, and government and military activities.

The Cold Before the War is inspired by the works of Leslie Reid and draws heavily on the archival collections of the Arctic Institute of North America to showcase Operation Muskox of 1946, one of Canada's first arctic operations.