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Boswell: How Van Cortlandt’s collector’s habit built an enduring legacy – Ottawa Citizen

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 202019 Views

The collecting of ‘curios’ was a popular pastime in the Victorian era, but the old Ottawa doctor took it to new heights, and saved important pieces of the past.

The collecting of “curios” was a popular pastime in the Victorian era, but Dr. Edward Van Cortlandt took it to new heights – and saved a crucial piece of the country’s heritage, writes Randy Boswell in his weekly series on this remarkable 19th-century Ottawan.

The earthenware vessel is one of about 120 objects, all drawn from the finest collections in North America, being showcased in the first-ever major U.S. exhibition dedicated to celebrating the timeless artistry of Indigenous women, past and present.

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists has created a sensation in the States after recent shows at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the First Art Museum in Nashville and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.

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