The National Gallery of Canada is holding a retrospective of the work of Norval Morrisseau.
It's the Gallery's first solo show by a First Nations artist. Art created by aboriginal people is often exhibited in museums, as artifact or craft, but many Western eyes still have trouble viewing it as art.
Morrisseau himself is disabled with Parkinson's disease. I'm glad this show was done in his lifetime. I'm wondering if we can get to Ottawa to see it. Ottawa is on my list of places to visit, but I doubt we can do it before the show closes on April 30.
To see some of Morrisseau's work online, try here, here or here. This page is especially good. This page from the CBC website has good annotations accompanying the photos.