Drawn from the extraordinary collection of over 600 objects belonging to Ontario businessman, collector and patron W. Bruce C. Bailey, the exhibition brings together a selection of paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculptures from across different time periods and cultures, encouraging visitors to consider how art can reflect a unique sensibility and simultaneously unearth shared commonalities, inviting us to better understand difference.
The exhibited artists include Albrecht Dürer, Francisco José de Goya, Rembrandt and Andrea Mantegna, alongside Canadian and international artists Richard Avedon, Tyler Bright Hilton, Peter Doig, Thomas Demand, Rodney Graham, Angela Grauerholz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Kerry James Marshall, as well as Indigenous Canadian artists Kent Monkman, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and Beau Dick.
An exhibition organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Bailey Collection. Curator: Mary-Dailey Desmarais, Curator of International Modern Art, MMFA, with the collaboration of Hilliard T. Goldfarb, Senior Curator – Collections and Curator of Old Masters, MMFA. This exhibition was made possible thanks to the major support of Bruce Bailey, collector and major donor.