The exhibition Double Take Portraits of Intriguing Canadians shines a spotlight on 59 people who have left their mark in diverse domains of the social, economic, cultural, sports and political life of the country.
Organized by Library and Archives Canada, the exhibition brings together more than one hundred paintings, photographs and drawings, as well as artifacts. Double Take Portraits of Intriguing Canadians showcases works that span four centuries, including early explorers Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain, and more contemporary icons such as David Suzuki and Joni Mitchell.
From its National Collection, the Museum of Civilization has been able to add to the exhibition portraits and artifacts related to the lives of three other prominent Canadians; Sir William Van Horne, builder of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Sir Arthur Currie, a hero of the First World War at the battles of Vimy and Amiens, and Billy Bishop, Canadas famous flying ace.
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