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People - Hull, Quebec
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
N 45° 25.769 W 075° 42.481
18T E 444615 N 5030906
Quick Description: Meet Louis Archambault’s People. Access to the sculptures is via pathways through the grounds of the Museum. There is no cost to visit the outdoor areas.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 3/30/2011 9:09:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMB3FK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 46

Long Description:
Montreal artist Louis Archambault creates People, a group of abstract figures, for the Canadian pavilion at Expo 67. Archambault designed the sculpture on a scale that invites visitors to move among the characters and interact with each one. All of the figures share a simple, elongated appearance, but are distinct in their light-hearted combinations of human, bird, flower and animal imagery. The sculpture was perfectly suited for the forward-looking optimism of its original context: Expo 67. In remains fun, fresh and whimsical.

Thirty-eight years after "People" was first installed at the Canadian Pavilion at Expo 67, this important work by celebrated Canadian artist Louis Archambault has been faithfully restored and installed on the grounds of the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC). The eleven sculptures each variously named "Famille", "Mère", "Père", "Enfant", "Angèle", etc, are beautifully framed in their new location by Douglas Cardinal's exquisite architecture, the Ottawa River and the Parliament Buildings.

Title: People

Artist: Louis Archambault

Media (materials) used: Steel, painted white.

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Museum of Civilization

Date of creation or placement: 2005

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