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Catherine Read, Frances Brooke, (detail), oil on canvas, ca. 1771, Library and Archives Canada, c117373k
Catherine Read, Frances Brooke, (detail), oil on canvas, ca. 1771, Library and Archives Canada, c117373k

Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians

Catherine Read, Frances Brooke, (detail), oil on canvas, ca. 1771, Library and Archives Canada, c117373k
Catherine Read, Frances Brooke, (detail), oil on canvas, ca. 1771, Library and Archives Canada, c117373k
A major traveling exhibition developed by the Portrait Gallery of Canada, a program of Library and Archives Canada, showcases almost 100 original works that offer visitors an opportunity to peek behind the façade of interesting Canadians.
Catherine Read, Frances Brooke, (detail), oil on canvas, ca. 1771, Library and Archives Canada, c117373k
Catherine Read, Frances Brooke, (detail), oil on canvas, ca. 1771, Library and Archives Canada, c117373k

In the exhibition Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians, visitors are invited to discover portraits of over 50 Canadians that tell compelling stories of assumed identity, assassination, exploitation, discovery, invention, injustice, activism, and achievement. The exhibition is thought-provoking and inspires visitors to do a “double take” and take another look at selected figures in Canadian history.

The exhibition also feature a variety of media, including paintings, photographs, cartoons and drawings, video and sculpture that offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the fascinating diversity of individuals who have left-and are leaving-their mark on our country and our culture. Double Take highlights the richness and diversity of the national portrait collection while providing the opportunity to exhibit some works for the very first time.

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Evening Performances: The Box Office opens 2.5 hours prior to each performance. Please call 1.800.565.0278 or 902.566.1267 for information.

Mavor’s Restaurant

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Showcase Gift Shop

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Please call 902.628.6149 for information.

The Story of Confederation 

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