Museum Exhibits in London Ontario
Ontario’s archaeological heritage and First Nation’s history is revealed in our exhibits. Currently, in our Feature Gallery, you will see,
No Word for Art
An exhibition featuring the creative works of Santee Smith
May 27, 2015 – September 30 2015.
For the Onkwehon:we the concept of art is not defined. Creative endeavours were a part of life and those who created, shared their gifts for the pleasure of all. No Word for Art is an exhibition highlighting the artistic achievements of Santee Smith, an accomplished dancer, choreographer, performer and pottery designer, and one of Six Nations finest creative artists.
Santee Tekaronhiáhkhwa Smith is a mother and multi disciplined artist from the Kenien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Nation, Turtle Clan from Six Nations, Ontario. In 2005, she founded the internationally acclaimed Kaha:wi Dance Theatre based on her first major choreography work of the same name. Since then, her artistic endeavours have grown and have granted her numerous nominations and awards including a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award and a Dora Mavor Moore for Outstanding Choreography. As an artist, Santee commits to sharing Indigenous stories that speak about identity, humanity and relationship to the natural world. She often teaches and speaks on contemporary dance, performance, and First Nation arts and culture around Canada and the United States.
Explore our Permanent Gallery to learn about the history of First Nations peoples in Ontario from 12,000 years ago to current times. Archaeological finds from the various time periods give clues to life in the past.