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Royal Ontario Museum Publishes Paul Kane/the Artist/: Wilderness to Studio

The Royal Ontario Museum has published a new book on Paul Kane. Paul Kane/the Artist/: Wilderness to Studio, covering the works of the Irish-born Canadian artist, Paul Kane (1810-1871). The book, published in the bicentennial of the artist’s birth, is written by Kenneth R. Lister, Assistant Curator of Anthropology in the ROM’s Department of World Cultures.

Paul KanePaul Kane/the Artist/: Wilderness to Studio is available in the ROM Museum Store on Level 1 of the ROM’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal for $75, plus applicable taxes. For the months of December and January only, the book is specially priced in the ROM Museum Store and ROM Museum e-store at $60 plus applicable taxes, with ROM Members receiving an additional 10% discount. The book is also available at select bookstores as well as at and Paul Kane/the Artist/ is published by Royal Ontario Museum Press.

Kenneth Lister holds curatorial responsibility for the ROM’s Subarctic, Arctic, and Northwest Coast ethnographic collections of North America and its Paul Kane collection of sketches and oil paintings. Lister’s areas of research include archaeological fieldwork in the Hudson Bay Lowland of northern Ontario, ethnographic research among the Cree of northern Ontario and the Inuit of Baffin Island, as well as field studies relating to sites sketched by Paul Kane. Drawing upon his Arctic research, Lister curated the exhibition In the Time of the Kayak: Hunting in the Eastern Canadian Arctic. Tuugaaq: Ivory Sculptures from the Eastern Canadian Arctic and Canada Collects: Treasures from Across the Nation, as well as four exhibitions highlighting Paul Kane’s work, are among the other ROM exhibitions curated by Lister. He is also Curatorial Coordinator for the ROM’s Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada: First Peoples. Lister has lectured widely on topics of traditional material culture and writes for popular as well as academic publications.

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